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    Default play+snow

    Are these sentences corrrect?Any differences in meaning?
    1.They are playing snow.
    2.They are playing in the snow.
    3.They are playing with snow.
    4.They are playing with the snow.

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    Default Re: play+snow

    1- This doesn't work.
    2-4 are all fine. The use of 'the' just means that we know which snow you're talking about- the snow that fell last night, say.

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