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    Default In winter, in winters or in the winters

    These years it seldom snows in winter.
    Hello, everyone.

    I am very curious whether the following two variations of the sentence quoted could be right in proper contexts.

    #2 These years it seldom snows in winters.

    #3 These years it seldom snows in the winters.

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    Default Re: In winter, in winters or in the winters

    in winter

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    Default Re: In winter, in winters or in the winters

    Quote Originally Posted by cubezero3 View Post
    Hello, everyone.

    I am very curious whether the following two variations of the sentence quoted could be right in proper contexts.

    #2 These years it seldom snows in winters. No.

    #3 These years it seldom snows in the winters. No. "in the winter" OR "in winter". (Not necessary to use plural for winter. By using "these years" you have already established that you are referring to multiple winters.)

    Many thanks

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    See above.

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    Default Re: In winter, in winters or in the winters

    How about

    These years it seldom snows winters.

    ?

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    Default Re: In winter, in winters or in the winters

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    How about

    These years it seldom snows winters.

    ?
    It sounds odd to me.

    Of course, just saying "it seldom snows" would suffice. If it isn't snowing much in winter, we would not expect a lot of fall or spring snow either.

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    Default Re: In winter, in winters or in the winters

    One of the things that makes the whole thing unnatural for me is 'these years'. I have never heard anybody say this. I would say 'these days' or 'nowadays'.

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