Student or Learner
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.
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.