In English we don't usually say 'in the winter' when we are speaking about the season in general, we say 'in winter' with no article. Please rectify this.
Question: is it wrong in English, in this situation, to use the continuous form? I just filled "it is getting dark...." and it was marked wrong. I also tried ”it is darkening...” with the same result... I wanted first to report it, but thinking more about it, it may be indeed wrong, as the continuous form is used mostly to describe events that happens in the moment of speech, like "He is going to school now", versus "He goes to school every day", but I am still curious if the continuous form can be used here. In a real situation (with my English learned mostly from computer programming manuals) I would for sure use the continuous form... Maybe somebody more knowledgeable, or a native speaker, can reply? Thanks.
We'd only use the continuous if we were talking about the present moment e.g. 'It is getting dark more quickly now it is winter.'