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    Cool glimmers

    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct?

    "I decided to rest until the first sunrise glimmers...."

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    #2

    Re: glimmers

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct?

    "I decided to rest until the first sunrise glimmers...."
    There is first glimmer of light, sunshine, sunrise etc. It seems ok.
    I do not like "first" in your sentence though.I wonder what native speakers say?


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    #3

    Re: glimmers

    I decided to rest until the first glimmer of sun.

    sounds beter to me but I could be wrong.:)


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    Re: glimmers

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct?

    "I decided to rest until the first sunrise glimmers...."
    I've only ever heard,

    "first glimmers of ..." but I know that I haven't heard everything.

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    #5

    Re: glimmers

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Is the following sentence correct?

    "I decided to rest until the first sunrise glimmers...."

    I'm not a teacher, but I too would say "the first glimmers of sunrise" The phrase "first sunrise" conjures up a different image, one captured in the song Morning Has Broken - "Morning has broken, like the first morning, blackbird has spoken like the first bird" Here the referece is to the first instance of something, and that's what I thought of when I read "until the first sunrise glimmers". Your structure could be used by someone about to to embark on a trip to a new land: "I won't wake happy until the first sunrise glimmers over my new home".

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    #6

    Re: glimmers

    Perhaps:
    I decided to rest until the first glimmer of sunrise.

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    Cool Re: glimmers

    Thank you all.

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    #8

    Re: glimmers

    RonBeeRe: glimmers
    Perhaps:
    I decided to rest until the first glimmer of sunrise.

    Can I say " the first glimmer of the sunrise"? Please.

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    #9

    Re: glimmers

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    RonBeeRe: glimmers

    Perhaps:
    I decided to rest until the first glimmer of sunrise.

    Can I say " the first glimmer of the sunrise"? Please.
    Sure.

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