people say night is singular and the night is seen as plural and night is usually singular so it should be all night not all the night. What if I want to talk about last night or the listener understands which night I am talking about.

  • The night is not plural. All night is a 'set phrase', but all the night is possible, and we say through[out] the night, during the night etc. You can also say all last night or all that night. Apr 16, 2020 at 13:46

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The noun night can be countable or uncountable depending on the context. Usually the plural form of it will still be night, but you can also use nights when describing a collection of nights:

  • Dealing with sleepless nights is very stressful.

In my opinion, the night is also fine if you're referring to a specific night when both you and your audience (or whoever you're speaking to) know which night you're referring to:

  • I'll never forget the night we met.

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