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この かみ 電話番号を 書いてください。

Why is it wrong to use で instead? What if the sentence is like このボールペン__電話番号を書いてください?

六時に 会社 出て、うちへ 帰ります。

Why is it wrong to use から here? Is it because it's a fixed expression?

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    These are two questions! It might be more useful if you split this into two separate questions.
    – ssb
    Sep 2, 2014 at 4:57

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First question about で: かみに means "on the paper" ("write on the paper") while かみで would mean "with the paper" in a sense "using a tool" as in "write with a pen". So your second sentence requires で:

このボールペンで電話番号を書いてください

Second question about から: when you go out of a location, you use を particle in this situation, not から. Note that から is used as well in every day life depending on the situation but at JLPT 5 level, を will be used in your textbook and exercises.

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  • I might be over thinking this. But what is I want to say "Please type in your phone number (on my phone)?" 私の携帯に電話番号を入力してください?
    – 3x89g2
    Sep 2, 2014 at 5:00
  • Yes, に in this case as well. What is confusing you here?
    – Szymon
    Sep 2, 2014 at 5:10
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    We say 「(Place)から出る」 all the time. You make it sound like we never do. It is just that in OP's context, it is "better" to use を.
    – user4032
    Sep 2, 2014 at 6:30
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    @非回答者 Thanks for the comment. I updated my answer - hope it's better now. Let me know if I should reword it further.
    – Szymon
    Sep 2, 2014 at 6:38

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