I came across this sentence in a ....

Radha parted with her mother

But it sounds weird to my ears. I think it should Rather be

Radha parted from.

I was wondering which sounds grammatical to use after the verb part.

  • Could you mention where you came across the sentence?
    – Fermichem
    Commented Mar 15, 2020 at 0:27

1 Answer 1


In support of Colin Fine, both part from and part with could be used of people.

But where objects are concerned, only part with would be idiomatic.

Google Books Ngram Viewer indicates that part with someone was the more popular phrase until the 1940s when part from someone shot to prominence. Since then the two phrases have changed lead several times, with part from someone now slightly ahead.


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