Should it be "in the deserts"?

"Jake was behind the wheel, as driving in deserts was his specialty."

Should I say "for the night"?

"They were going to camp around the national park with their team for night"

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    An interesting question, but we usually ask about one issue at a time. So it would've looked even better as two interesting questions. (0: Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 5:15
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    Where are you getting these sentences from? Are you writing a short story? You've asked about a half-dozen questions in a matter of hours, and all of them seem scant on details. It might be time to read Details, please (both that meta question, and some of the answers below it. Strive to write questions that will be of value to other English learners, not just to you, by (a) giving more context, and (b) explaining more about why you are in doubt.
    – J.R.
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 9:20
  • Thank you. I read the link you provided and I'll be more careful about asking questions.
    – F. Walker
    Commented Sep 17, 2015 at 0:16

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driving in the desert - not in a city, not in a savanna, not in a forest, but in a particular desert, the desert as a terrain, the particular desert as a location. (will depend on the context, I think in the OP's context, it is the desert as a terrain)

for the night - not tomorrow night, not another night, but the night according to the context (in the OP's context, the night during the camp).


It would typically be driving "in the desert" (you could also say "desert driving").

And yes, for "the" night. More commonly "in" or "near" the park for a single night.


You can say "driving in deserts" or "driving in the desert" because you are not referring to a specific desert; you mean any desert.

As you are referring to a specific night, you should say "for the night". You can also say "for a night" if you want to say one night.

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