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    Default Is it wrong to say "The sun rises from the east'? Is a full stop needed after 'east'?

    The sun rises in the east.

    1. Would it be completely wrong to say "The sun rises from the east(.)'?

    2. Do I need a insert a full stop after east?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Is it wrong to say "The sun rises from the east'? Is a full stop needed after 'ea

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The sun rises in the east.

    1. Would it be completely wrong to say "The sun rises from the east(.)'?
    No, just unnatural.2. Do I need a insert a full stop after east?
    Thanks.
    I wouldn't use a full stop there. I'd write:
    Would it be completely wrong to say "The sun rises from the east"?
    It has been agreed here recently that the following is wrong:
    Would it be completely wrong to say "Where does the sun rise from?"?
    so the period would seem wrong by analogy.
    It's a matter of style, but I'd be interested to hear others' opinions (and practices).

    PS: My original response in your text was set out better. This new editor doesn't seem to be able to take the hint that you want a line break.

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    Default Re: Is it wrong to say "The sun rises from the east'? Is a full stop needed after 'ea

    My personal practice is shown below:

    He said, "The sun rises in the east". I have ended the sentence He said "...." with a full stop. For me, to end the words he said with a full stop can cause problems, for example: He said, "The sun rises in the east." very quietly. That full stop might lead the reader to believe that the sentence had ended there.

    He asked, "Does the sun rise in the east?" The words he used need a question mark.
    It means we can have this: He asked, "Does the sun rise in the east?" very quietly. Fortunately it doesn't arise often.

    Did he ask, "Does the sun rise in the east?"? I think the final ?"? is ugly, but unavoidable.

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