Grammar Patterns

the N

The 'daytime' group

These nouns refer to a time or event, including part of a day, a year, a century, or someone's life. (Autumn, harvest, New Year, Passover, spring, springtime, summer, summertime, winter, and wintertime are also often used without the.)
He rarely went anywhere in the daytime. He was always out at night.
The future looks bleak.
In India, Diwali also marks the end of the monsoon and the beginning of winter.
Yet, ever since the sixties, Fashion Design has been one of the most over-applied-for courses in British higher education.
Some gardeners feed the bulbs in the spring with a high potash fertiliser.
  • autumn
  • change of life
  • day of reckoning
  • daytime
  • eighties
  • festive season
  • fifties
  • forties
  • Fourth of July
  • future
  • harvest
  • hereafter
  • high season
  • holidays
  • low season
  • menopause
  • millennium
  • monsoon
  • morrow
  • New Year
  • nineties
  • Noughties
  • Passover
  • past
  • present
  • rush
  • rush hour
  • rut
  • Sabbath
  • seventies
  • silly season
  • sixties
  • spring
  • springtime
  • summer
  • summertime
  • thirties
  • times
  • twenties
  • week
  • winter
  • wintertime
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