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Hi everyone,

 

how do you feel about the following sentence?

"I enjoy walking in THE rain - it´s so peaceful."

This sentence should be grammaticaly correct but I´m not sure about the definite article. The present simple tense indicates that it´s not about a specific rain but about rain in general. Why to use the definite article? The sentence is without any context. It´s taken from a grammar book.

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

John

 

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Hi John, I can confirm the sentence above is grammatically correct, and that without the definite article it sounds incorrect. Unfortunately, however, I'm not sure why we use "the rain" in that situation. 

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