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    Question Frank Sinatra's song

    A Frank Sinatra's song is titled "Strangers in the night". Why "in the night"? I think it should be "at night".


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    Re: Frank Sinatra's song

    NOT A TEACHER


    Prepositions are always misleading, so sometimes there are no hard and fast rules for usage.

    We could say: "On the night of November 12......." or
    "I was jogging at night (refers to a period of a day)" or
    "Strangers in the night" - it probably means that they were surrounded by the night, cloaked we can also say - refers to astological event.

    My advice: Songs are not the best to learn English language. Why? "Unbreak my hart" performed by Toni Braxton.


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    Re: Frank Sinatra's song

    Quote Originally Posted by mausib View Post
    A Frank Sinatra song is titled "Strangers in the night". Why "in the night"? I think it should be "at night".
    They meet in [during] the night. -


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    Re: Frank Sinatra's song

    Thank you.

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