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    #1

    at night/in the night

    Hello!

    In English we can say "in the night" (meaning "during the night"), more usually referring to the past: Did you hear that dog barking in the night.


    1) I woke up in the night
    2) I woke up at night

    Are there any differences between these two?

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    #2

    Re: at night/in the night

    < NOT A TEACHEAR >

    I usually say " I woke up at night ".


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    #3

    Re: at night/in the night

    #1 is very commonly used. #2 has a different meaning for me.

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    Re: at night/in the night

    For me, #1 means "At some point during the night, I woke up". I would assume that the person went back to sleep.
    If you said #2, I would assume that you had gone to bed during the day and by the time you woke up (and probably got up), it was night.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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