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    Hello,
    Ive got a problem with the article should there be one or not.

    Bright yellow dandelions are scattered in (the) grass.

    To me, it sounds better with it.

    TIA

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    Yes, there should be "the" here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hello,
    Ive got a problem with the article should there be one or not.

    Bright yellow dandelions are scattered in (the) grass.

    To me, it sounds better with it.TIA
    Amen to that!

    Besides, for me, in the grass refers to a specific piece of grassland and therefore works better in this context.

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    Without the article the sentence could be describing a pile of discarded grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Without the article the sentence could be describing a pile of discarded grass.
    ...or you could change the context, to make a general point: I think daffodils look better in grass than in bare earth.

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    Context is everything.

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    Thanks a lot, all of you.

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    You're welcome.

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