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    asad hussain is offline Member
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    The?

    Do I use the second "the" in the sentence below?

    The sun rises in the East, so (the )East symbolises a new day, newness, and birth.

    Some one has told me 'The East' is a place, "East" is a direction. Either would be okay here, but he chose east (direction) to match the 'eastern window' in the poem - they look east.

    Here's a stanza from the poem;

    Ye open the eastern windows,
    That look towards the sun,
    Where thoughts are singing swallows
    And the brooks of morning run.



    Thanks a million in advance.

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    Re: The?

    Hmm... that's a good question.

    I think here you shouldn't use "the East" as a place, a location.

    I think it's rather the phrase "in the East" which refers to a place rather than just "the East".

    How about saying:

    "So East here, symbolizes a new day, newness and birth.

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    Re: The?

    Quote Originally Posted by asad hussain View Post
    Do I use the second "the" in the sentence below?

    The sun rises in the East, so (the )East symbolises a new day, newness, and birth.

    Some one has told me 'The East' is a place, "East" is a direction. Either would be okay here, but he chose east (direction) to match the 'eastern window' in the poem - they look east.

    Here's a stanza from the poem;

    Ye open the eastern windows,
    That look towards the sun,
    Where thoughts are singing swallows
    And the brooks of morning run.


    Thanks a million in advance.
    Hi, Asad!
    It you are confused about it don't write the word "East" for the second time. It'll be better to replace it with "it"
    The Sun rises in the East, so it symbolises a new day, the beginning of a new life... Doesn't it sound better?

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