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    Correct Preposition

    Which among in, at, over, on, and above is the appropriate preposition to fill this?
    Sun rise ___ the Pacific.

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    in my opinion, at sounds to be correct. but i'm not sure.


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    Re: Correct Preposition

    Hi,

    Usually we use to say " The Sun rises in the east" Here east is not a place and it's a side, so we use "in" as preposition. If we use any place like "Pacific" I think we have to use "at" as preposition.

    Correct me if I'm wrong

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    But, I feel that over sounds good.


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    Re: Correct Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by MSRKiran
    But, I feel that over sounds good.
    ''Sunrise over the Pacific'' is correct. It sounds like a film title though.

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    Re: Correct Preposition

    Quote Originally Posted by MSRKiran
    Which among in, at, over, on, and above is the appropriate preposition to fill this?
    Sun rise ___ the Pacific.
    Welcome, MSRKiran.

    You're right about over, but the example sentence is awkward. Try,

    [1] The sun rises over the Pacific.
    [2] Sunrise over the Pacific. <a possible book title, I agree>

    All the best.

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