In (the?) season x

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Fri Oct 25 17:03:40 UTC 2002

A question for the list.

When referring to the seasons:

1) Do you use the article in the construction: "in (the)

2) Does your usage vary according to the season you are referring to (e.g.,
"in the spring" but "in winter," etc.)?  Or

3) Are "the" and 0 in free variation in this construction?

I'm talking just about the simple prepositional phrase, not about
extensions such as "in the spring of '96."

Thanks for any "imput."

Peter Mc.

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at

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