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"Vehicles are hauling earth away from an excavation site."

Why does the writer use "away from"? Can I use "from" instead of "away from"?

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"Hauling earth from an excavation site" is correct, but has the sense that that the earth is being moved to be used somewhere else. "Hauling earth away from a site" has the sense that the earth is being moved out of the way and it doesn't really matter where it is going to be deposited.

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