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    #1

    the dark; darkness

    1. The child is afraid of the dark.
    2. The child is afraid of darkness.

    Are the above sentences acceptable?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: the dark; darkness

    Use 1
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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