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    The sun rises in / from the east,

    Is there any reason for using "The sun rises in the east."?

    My friend asked me why 'from' is not the correct preposition. I could not give him the reason and told him that I thought it was idiomatic. I would get back to him if there is an explanation for the usage.

    Thanks.

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    Re: The sun rises in / from the east,

    We speak of things happening in the east/north/west south; things come from the east/etc towards us. So, the appearance of 'rising' happens in the east; the sun is not coming towards us.

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