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    in/at sea

    Could you tell me the difference between the following phrases? I've seen all of them in different texts.
    in the sea
    in sea
    at sea
    Please give me some examples for each one.

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    Re: in/at sea

    Quote Originally Posted by English Freak View Post
    Could you tell me the difference between the following phrases? I've seen all of them in different texts.
    in the sea There are more and more pollutants in the sea. (Specific reference to an area)
    in sea Can't think of any example of use as such. Show us the text/context.
    at sea They were lost at sea for two weeks. (General reference to location)
    Please give me some examples for each one.
    See above.

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    Re: in/at sea

    Many thanks billmcd.
    I got it. I myself can't think of any sentence in which "in sea" is used, but I've seen it. It must have been used wrongly.

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    Re: in/at sea

    And [all] at sea can have an idiomatic meaning suggesting that things are a mess.

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