Which sentence is grammatically correct and why?

1.They dance in the rain.

2.They dance in rain.

3 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago
    Favorite 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.

  • RP
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Both are correct. In this instance, the omission of "the" in the second does not render it wrong or unnatural.

  • blank
    Lv 6
    4 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.

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