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    #1

    Riding under the sunset

    He likes riding under the sunset.

    I want to say he enjoy riding the car during the time of sunset. Is the above sentence correct?

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    #2

    Re: Riding under the sunset

    No. We don't say 'under the sunset'.

    We ride a bike or a motorbike. We don't ride a car.

    We ride in a car or we drive a car.

    (See also this thread.)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 30-Jan-2020 at 09:48.

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    #3

    Re: Riding under the sunset

    The phrase "riding/driving/walking off into the sunset" is used.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Riding under the sunset

    Note that the above phrase can have a special meaning. See the link below.

    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dic...nto-the-sunset

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    during the time of sunset.
    For that, I would simply say "He likes driving at sunset".
    Last edited by teechar; 31-Jan-2020 at 00:20. Reason: inserted line

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    #5

    Re: Riding under the sunset

    Or, to be a little less specific, at dusk.
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    #6

    Re: Riding under the sunset

    Twilight is a nice, evocative word that means nearly the same thing.
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