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Grammar detail: からで〜

からで〜
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からで occurs as a combination in several contexts. Generally, the で is the beginning of a longer word, such as a form of です or である (one of the plain forms of です) or ではない, or a form of another word beginning with で written in hiragana (such as でる, できる etc).
そこ
みず
おお
かった
からである
Because there was plenty of water...
かみ
もくざい
木材
からできている
Paper is made from wood.
Sometimes, however, the で functions independently. For example, it may be the て form of である, used to join two sentences together:
まえ
そんな
しごと
仕事
したことがあったからやさしいわかった
I'd done that kind of work previously, so I found it easy.
Or it may be the use of で in conjunction with は for emphasis:
それここから
しろ
える

It shows white from here.
In this sentence, ここから
しろ
える would also mean 'it looks white from here', but the addition of 'では' emphasizes the here - from here it looks white. The から is needed to convey the meaning 'from' here.
Or it may be the use of で in a form such as 〜でいい, meaning 'is ~ OK':
さいしょ
最初
ともだち
友達
からいい
ってください

I would be fine starting as friends, so would you go out with me?
In this sentence, から has the usual 'from' meaning - starting from (as) friends. The first で is then part of the でいい construction meaning '~ is OK, ~ is fine' etc.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ハク   しろ white   しろ    しら-    
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ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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スイ   みず water   
タ   おお many   
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シ   かみ paper   
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モク   ボク   き    こ- tree   
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ザイ    lumber   
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ゼン   まえ before   
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シ   ジ   つかえる to attend to   
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ジ   ズ   こと thing; matter   
サイ   もっと most   
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ショ   はつ    うい-    はじ beginning   -ぞ first doing of   
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ユウ   とも friend   
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タツ    arrive   
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フ   つける to put in place, affix   つ to adhere to   
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ゴウ   ガッ   カッ   あ to fit, come together   あわす to match   あわせる to unite, join   
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