Everywhere people have provided explanation for "since" vs "for" but what is the difference between since and from?

Another example:

It has been raining from/since morning.

I know 'since' is right but why is 'from' wrong?

  • in my opinion, from is more about geographic positions, not about time (but i'm not native english) – Random May 21 '15 at 14:56
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    I think the reason is simply that from has far more different meanings, so unless the context makes the specific figurative sense screamingly obvious, we're idiomatically programmed to avoid it. But it's fine in It's been raining continuously from last night right up until half-an-hour ago (where additional text supplies the extra context). Also in We've been friends from childhood, where no additional text is required. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica May 21 '15 at 15:12

As you agree that 'since' is right here, I wont touch that part.

As Fumblefingers points out, from can be used in such context but to keep it simpler, we dont generally use it.

How can we use it? Because 'From' also talks about some point of time. We often say, "he has been behaving like this from day one".

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Actually 'since' and 'from' are kind of similar though they have a difference in meaning, along with a distinct taste separating them. Sometimes a language is not about why this and why not that, it's about which one sounds better in that particular case.

But in this case, they also have a difference in meaning. 'Since' is used whenever the case has started and is still in an intermediate period. So it's the time between two particular incidents or times. However, 'from' is used for strict identification of time or place. It doesn't give you the intermediate sense or meaning of 'since'.

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