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Could you explain why we use OF and FROM in the following sentences and why we can't use them vice versa?

From all those applying for the position, Mr. Jamison was the one chosen, as he was the most experienced."

Of all of those applying, Mr. Jamison was the most experienced one.

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  • Where is the "closing team", I wonder?
    – user1425
    May 7 '19 at 7:14
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Both your sentences are correct. You only need to rearrange them to see why one uses "from" and the other uses "or":

Mr Jamison was the one chosen from all those applying for the position as he was the most experienced.

If someone is chosen, they are picked out from among the others.

Mr Jamison was the most experienced of all of those applying.

This singles out Mr Jamison but in a different way - it compares him to the other candidates. For this comparison, he remains part of the group.

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