For instance, Why did you keep me in the dark when you knew that she will not come for sure? His face was in darkness can be replaced with in the dark meaning his face was not visible due to absence of light. Also, the second sentence does mean that you want to say an absence of light because the lamp suddenly went.
Please note that if you are using in darknessit's an adverb as described by WW. So I think both are interchangeable here. But be careful, you cannot replace them always. Refer this Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. In the darkness or in the dark? Ask Question. Asked 5 years, 6 months ago. Active 1 year, 10 months ago. Viewed 15k times. I've seen phrases like "in the dark" and "in darkness" in many examples so far: "I turned off the light and lay in the dark.
N 1, 4 4 gold badges 14 14 silver badges 26 26 bronze badges. So, Carboneids In Darkness - Carboneids - . And Dark Nightsit's context based. Your sentences: His face was in darkness can be replaced with in the dark meaning his face was not visible due to absence of light. If you mean dark or darkness only the absence of light, both are similar sentences. She Is Steven - The Cold Delirious Few - She Is Steven because darkness is due to dark everywhere.
LucianSava that's because in darkness is an adverbial phrase. I updated my answer. Maulik V: Thanks for your answer. You've already explained in the dark and in darkness but in my example it is in the darkness. So far, I haven't seen "darkness" being used with "the". That surprises me.
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