You were born in (the) winter.

I am interested in this particular case of using the article since someone's birth is often associated with a particular season of a particular year. Is the article necessary in such expressions? I'd like to have information on this case.


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Without special context describing a particular winter the definite article can be omitted. Apart from that in most cases it is a matter of which sounds best and your personal choice. In many contexts either will be acceptable.


Another viable possibility is

You were born in the winter-time.

(or "winter time" without the hyphen)

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