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Saying the hour of sunset

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PHIL73

Hello,

I'd like to know how to say when the sun sets every day. I mean, it's a kind of timetable, so I could say: "The sun sets at 5 tonight".

But, of course, the hour of sunset is slightly different every day. 

So, should I use the present simple: "The sun sets at 5 tonight", or the future simple instead: "The sun will set at 5 tonight"? Or even another way of saying it?

I never know how to say that, and I haven't found the answer anywhere yet, so thank you in advance for your response,

Phil

 

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Minoo

Hello Phil,

Yes, as sunset and sunrise times have been calculated and presented as timetables, the best tense to use is Present Simple: What time does the sun set today?

In terms of usage, however, a more common question is: What time is sunset today?

 

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