I know that enjoying the sun is appropriate in this sentence:
- We passed by the harbor where some kids were taking a dip and other people were enjoying the sun.
But I have noticed that just plain sun sometimes occurs without the requisite deﬁnite article the, such as in these sentences from some dictionary examples and random, undisclosed Internet sites:
The plant needs full sun.
This plant likes sun and water as well as a fertile, well-drained soil.
Enjoying sun, sea, beach, music, food, [and so on and so forth].
In accordance with the examples (2) and (3), can I freely use both enjoying the sun and also enjoying sun without distinction?
Does it matter? Why?
Do they mean the same thing? Do they mean different things?
Is one of them ever wrong?