In the sentenced circled below "The 100 yen coin is found under the desk", It usesから to mark the location. enter image description here

so this made me wonder "oh! if it's used like this, then certainly に should work to as it's also a location marker!" But when I looked for answers on "HiNative" they told me It's not natural, but when asked why they didn't know how to answer me. Here's the thread in question: https://hinative.com/en-US/questions/13891892

so Any information on this is greatly appreciated thanks!

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机の下から見つかった implies that the coin was picked up, or is to be. On the other hand, 机の下に見つかった implies that it's to be fixed there. Basic sense of に is attachment or contact.

  • Whoa seriously? I had no idea there was a sense of Attachment or contact with に, Thank you so much! You're the first one to explain it to me this way!
    – Fuad Juman
    Jul 28, 2019 at 13:04

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