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    in mist vs in the mist

    "It wasn't very thoughtful of you to drive at such a speed in mist/ the mist."?
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    Re: in mist vs in the mist

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "I wasn't very thoughtful of you to drive at such a speed in mist/ the mist."?
    First, I think you meant "It"etc. I think you would more likely hear "in the mist" but either is OK.

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    Re: in mist vs in the mist

    But, ostap77, they mean different things.

    Driving in mist is risky for drivers and other road-users + It was misty last night + You drove last night => 'It wasn't very thoughtful of you to drive at such a speed in the mist.'

    But

    'I drove at 100 kph last night through all sorts of weather conditions - rain, snow, ice, mist... whatever.'
    'Really? 'It wasn't very thoughtful of you to drive at such a speed in mist. In fact, come to think of it, all the others were pretty risky too.

    As billmcd says, the first is the more commonly used.

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