free from / free of?

Which one is correct?

- free themselves from the chains

- free themselves of the chains

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  • 1 month ago
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    Technically, you would free yourself from something, meaning you get out of or remove it. So you free yourself from whatever binds or hinders or bothers you. 

    Source(s): I've taught English and grammar plus many other subjects. And have helped out lots of students to help them better understand and learn.
  • martin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The first is more standard.  The second is more graceful and poetic.

  • hihi!
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    These depend on the author's desire of word choice. They are equal. The second likely weould follow a statement. "He loved her no more, and people in that snare must free themselves of the chains."

    First one last "They free themselves from the chains of boredom through a tryst of unseen love with unknown consequence. 

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