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Hello, I hope you all are doing well.

I know that to say - "The sun sets at dusk" is correct, but I wonder if to say - "The sun rises at dawn" is also correct.

For example:

The Knight lets out a cry of war as the sun rises at dawn.

Or maybe better

The Knight lets out a cry of war as the sun rises or at sunrise.

Thanks in advance.

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If "sun sets at dusk" is fine, by the same logic, "sun rises at dawn" should be fine, too.

But I feel both expressions are tautological: the sun does rise at dawn and it sets at dusk; it can never be at any other time unless we are talking about a planetary system where the sun or its star sets and rises at other times of the day.

anonymousunless we are talking about a planetary system where the sun or its star sets and rises at other times of the day

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Nature04I know that to say - "The sun sets at dusk" is correc

No, it isn't. The sunset makes dusk.

Nature04 I wonder if to say - "The sun rises at dawn" is also correct.

It is not correct, either. Dawn comes first.

Nature04The Knight lets out a cry of war as the sun rises at dawn.

Maybe, "as day dawns".

Nature04The Knight lets out a cry of war as the sun rises or at sunrise.

Maybe, "as the first glint of sunray pierces the leaves of the Sacred Forest."

Thank you very much for you detailed explanation, I appreciate it. I think I will stick to your first example.

- The knight lets out a cry of war as the day dawns.

Just to confirm, the sentence sounds right, doesn't it?

Nature04Just to confirm, the sentence sounds right, doesn't it?

It is good English, except you did not capitalize "knight" this time. If that is his name, more or less, capitalize it. If not, don't. Also, I would feel remiss if I did not point out that there is a term "war cry". "Cry of war" has a more poetical, sword-and-sorcery feel to it.

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Sounds good Anonymous. Thanks again for all your help ! You have been very helpful.