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    We were enjoying the cool and quiet of __ evening.

    Do we need 'the' here?


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    Re: article

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    We were enjoying the cool and quiet evening.

    Do we need 'the' here?
    No need to add any article.

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    Re: article

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    We were enjoying the cool and quiet of __ evening.

    Do we need 'the' here?
    Need 'the' because it refers to which person or thing you mean / the process of specifying or identifying.


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    Re: article

    We were enjoying the cool and quiet of the evening.

    This refers to that particular evening.

    We were enjoying the cool and quiet of evening.
    This has the sense of enjoying the cool and quiet that is associated with 'evening', when the heat of the afternoon has subsided, and the typical hustle and bustle of the day is over, and peace and tranquility descend.

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