Abaka slightly touched on this question in one of the previous posts. So if I'm a spectator I would findmyself at the concert. But I go to hear a musician in concert. What about the following sentence " Student performers should sit in the audience when they are not performing in the concert."? What's the difference between "in concert" and "in the concert"?
Last edited by ostap77; 04-Jul-2012 at 20:13. Reason: a mistake
So I should say "I'm going to go hear them in concert." but "I'm going to go hear him in the concert."? If I said "I'm going to go hear him in concert.", would it be a mistake?
So there would not be any difference between "I..........in concert." and "I...........in the concert."?
What about this "I went to hear them in concert."? In this sentence "them" would be refered to as a band (single performer)?
Here's the definition from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary and it only gives "in concert" not "in the concert". As opposed to what bhaishab said in post #6 it refers to many performers not a solo performer. "
2 : performing at a concert
▪ I went to hear them in concert. [=in a public performance]
Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
"They're in concert at Madison Square Garden."
concert - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced American Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com
Last edited by ostap77; 05-Jul-2012 at 11:05.
"I saw him in concert." One solo performer.
"I saw them in concert." A group or ensemble of performers.
"I saw him in the concert." One solo performer performing for part of a concert which involved other solo or group performances.