Night falls in winters more quickly than summsrs.

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Night falls in winters earlier than summers.

Night falls in winters more quickly than summers.


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[STRIKE]Night falls in winters earlier than summers.[/STRIKE]

[STRIKE]Night falls in winters more quickly than summers.[/STRIKE]

Night falls earlier in winter than in summer.
Night falls earlier in winter than it does in summer.

'More quickly' doesn't mean 'earlier'.
 

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'More quickly' doesn't mean 'earlier'.
No, it doesn't, but there was no claim that it did.
Night falls both earlier and more quickly in winter. Twilight is shorter in winter.

"Night falls more quickly in winter than in summer."
 

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No, it doesn't, but there was no claim that it did.
Night falls both earlier and more quickly in winter. Twilight is shorter in winter.

"Night falls more quickly in winter than in summer."

Twilight is longer in winter, as the sun is closer to the horizon both before and after sunset. In the arctic and antarctic, twilight lasts all winter.
 

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Twilight is longer in winter, as the sun is closer to the horizon both before and after sunset. In the arctic and antarctic, twilight lasts all winter.
Yes, you are right. I checked, but misread the time columns. :oops:
 

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Is it correct to say "night occurs earlier in winter"?
 

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Or
sun sets earlier in winter
day ends earlier in winter

It is okay to say "sunset occurs earlier" but less so with "night occurs earlier". It is one of those things about word collocation which is hard to explain.
 
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