He came from this direction.


Senior Member
Japanese and Japan
I understand #1 below is natural English. How about #2?
He came ( ) this direction.

1. in​

2. from​
  • Thanks, AWordLover, for your promp reply.

    How about the following sentence then?

    The sun rises ( ) the east.
    1. in
    2. from
    As AWL said, they both work, but they don't mean the same thing.

    He came in this direction = He came towards where we are now;
    He came from this direction = He came from here and went somewhere else.