I saw sky, sun in the courtyard

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Winwin2011

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I read the following sentences from a fiction called "The Reader."

My mother moved my bed out onto the balcony. I saw sky, sun, clouds, and heard the voices of children playing in the courtyard.

We usually use "the" before sky and sun, is it possible to leave out "the" in the above context?

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I read the following sentences from a fiction called "The Reader."

My mother moved my bed out onto the balcony. I saw sky, sun, clouds, and heard the voices of children playing in the courtyard.

We usually use "the" before sky and sun, is it possible to leave out "the" in the above context?

Thanks.
Yes, it reads OK in a literary context. We'd normally use "the" though.
 

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:up:

Incidentally, 'fiction' is only countable when the work in question is quite small! Borges, for example, wrote 'fictions'. If your source is a novel, say either 'novel' or 'piece/work... of fiction'.

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