Which sentence is grammatically correct and why?
1.They dance in the rain.
2.They dance in rain.
- busterwasmycatLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
You could say either but they mean different things. They dance in rain means that the people will dance when it is raining, as a general thing. They dance in the rain means that they are dancing at this particular time when it is raining.
They dance in rain, I think they are crazy. They are dancing in the rain, they sure must be happy about something today.
- RPLv 74 weeks ago
Both are correct. In this instance, the omission of "the" in the second does not render it wrong or unnatural.
- blankLv 64 weeks ago
Hey Aspiring -
Both sentences are grammatically correct: they have complete structure.
The first one - is what most native speakers would say in everyday communication. The second is more likely to be found in an artistic endeavor like a novel or poem.