rays of daylight or sunlight?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by poppars, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. poppars New Member

    Toronto, Canada
    English - Canada
    I'm writing a poem and I have this line in it:
    "The last rays of sunlight disappears."

    Now I'm wondering if perhaps I should change "sunlight" to "daylight"?
    What's the difference?
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    It's sunlight that has rays -- "the sun's rays." Daylight is the time of day when it's light, rather than dark. You'll want "disappear" to match with "rays."

    Welcome to the forum. :)
     
  3. poppars New Member

    Toronto, Canada
    English - Canada
    Oh, thank you for the verb agreement! I knew it sounded a bit off!
     

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