San
Lv 5

Which is correct?

While he was reading a book in his room, a tree fell on power lines in the neighborhood and he was left in (darkness / the darkness).

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
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    He was reading a book in his room when a tree fell on a nearby power line cutting off the electricity.

    was left "in darkness" or "in the dark" are both acceptable in your wording. 

  • John P
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    ...left in darkness.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Both are correct depending on the stress to be put on "darkness".If stress is essential, "the" too is necessary, if not, no need of "the" in the sentence.

  • 4 weeks ago

    It would be correct to say 'in darkness' or 'in the dark' but not 'in the darkness'.

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