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Unread Mar 27th, 2020, 10:24 am
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Hi everyone!
Could you please tell me the meaning of 1. " Make more from your money" and
2."There is more to life than work"?
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Unread Mar 28th, 2020, 04:06 am
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The meanings of these two phrases are fairly transparent. Here are some examples that might clarify them.

1. Make more from your money

a) The expression "to make money" = "to earn money", eg He makes his money by investing in stocks and shares

b) Imagine ou have $1000 (="your money")

- If you save it in Bank A they will give you 1% interest. So in a year you will make $10.
- If you save it in Bank B they will give you 2% interest. So in a year you will make $20.

So, by saving with Bank B you will "make more from your money" than if you saved it in Bank A


2. There is more to life than work

This means that other things in life - your family, your interests, etc are important and that someone who dedicates themself 100% to work, leaving time for nothing else, is missing out on other important parts of life. For example :
David works 70 hours a week. He's always exhausted and he's really stressed. He has no friends and after work he just goes home to bed. He needs to rethink his priorities and change his lifestyle - there's more to life than work
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Thanks a lot , my friend.This will help me in translating these sentences into another language.So the preposition "from" in 1 is similar in meaning here to "by using" like we say :make more money by using your money itself.
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Yes. If you think about it "make X from Y" is a standard expression - eg :

- you make a cake from flour, eggs, butter and sugar
- bees make honey from nectar.

So here it's really just the same. In all cases "from" has the sense of "by using", and is the preposition which introduces the ingredients that you use to produce the product.

in this case you are using the money you invest (the ingredient) to make more money (the product), so you're making more money from your money.

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Thank you so much, my friend. Your answer is really helpful for my understanding.
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