My father and I go for a walk in morning in a park close to our home.

Should there be a 'the' before 'morning' here?

  • Or change it to "a morning walk" and avoid the issue.
    – user3169
    Feb 21, 2017 at 20:18

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Yes, you should say "in the morning." This is mostly a matter of referring to time of day in an idiomatic way; we say "We walk in the morning" but "we walk at night" (no article). It's hard to explain exactly why this is the case, but it's the idiomatic way of saying it. Here's the Google Ngrams search showing how much more common it is to say "in the morning/at night" vs. "in morning/at the night".

  • In the night is used, but usually for literary effect; a child wailing in the night is much more forlorn than a child wailing at night.
    – choster
    Feb 21, 2017 at 20:01

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