I would like to ask if there is a difference between "in the night" and "at night" and the difference between "in summer" and "in the summer".

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patgag 160

At night is general meaning all nights: at night I sleep; at night he dreams. In the night refers to a detailed period: in the night of 1999 she got married; in the night before his examination he couldn't sleep. In summer is general and refers to every summer: I go on holiday in summer; I don't work in summer. In the summer is more specific: in the summer of 2012 I went to Greece; he was thinking of buying a new car in the summer (meaning the first summer to come)


In the summer should be used when talking about only one summer, for example, I will go on holiday in the summer. In summer should be used when talking about every summer, for example, I like to sit in my garden in summer.


I think in the summer is a particular more than in summer


Firi 260

at night : when it is night, during the night

in the night : in the middle of the night, at some point in the night


We use at night when we talk about general night: We sleep at night. In the night uses when we are talking about something that happened in a special night:In the night of your marriage I was sick.

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