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    Default I hate winter / the winter

    When talking about seasons in general should we use THE or no article?
    I hate winter / the winter (winter as a season)
    I love summer / the summer.

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    Default Re: I hate winter / the winter

    In BrE, both are fine. Personally, I don't usually include the article.

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    Default Re: I hate winter / the winter

    Thank you, emsr2d2

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