which sentence is correct: "Ella and Rosy were absent in today's class." OR "Ella and Rosy were absent from today's class."

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"Absent from" is more idiomatic in that context. "Absent in" occurs too, but in other contexts.

Here is a link to show the relative frequency of the two prepositions, with samples of the uses in books:

Google Ngram viewer "absent from, absent in"

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