[from] across the street


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Hello. The below sentence is from MW Dictionary:

"I saw someone eyeing me from across the street."

Can we omit "from" in this sentence without any change in the meaning?
  • RedwoodGrove

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    English, USA
    It is, however, more idiomatic with "from". You could say, "I saw someone across the street eyeing me." There tends to be a momentary confusion, for me anyway, when you say, "eying me across the street". It sounds as if you are directing me to cross the street with your eyes.
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