Indefinite aricle with "summer"

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1) There is nothing like an English summer. OR
2) There is nothing like _ English summer.

Which is correct?
 

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1) is correct.

Also

3) There is nothing like the English summer.

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What do you, englishhoppy, mean by an/the English summer, please?
 

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I imagine s/he means a summer of the sort that one experiences in England. There is nothing unusual about this construction.
 

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And if I say "I like __ English summer (in geneal)", will it be OK without an article?
 

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Or "I like English summers".
 
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