Gravity of the Moon, Sun, and Earth, as well as the Earth’s rotation, cause tides. So gravity is important in generating tides, but acts in combination with the Earth’s rotation.
Different sources of gravity have different tidal effects. The majority of tides are influenced by the moon, because it is the closest celestial body to earth and its gravitational effect isn’t dampened by a large amount of distance (whereas the sun has a much larger mass, but doesn’t effect tides nearly as much because it is so far away). The sun and the moon both cause different tidal effects, such as spring and neap tides.
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