Translation:In the period of fall it rains a lot.
I've learnt BE so I'm curious: does fall work like winter and sommer which must always come with an article when preceded by an in or like autumn which doesn't accept articles unless you're talking about a specific autumn (like, last year's or sth. like that)?
To sum it up, speaking about what happens periodically every year in AE would you say:
In the fall it rains a lot
In fall it rains a lot
Cause you said in fall in your comment but the course editors added in the fall for in de herfst.
Thank you for your time ;)
In fall, and in the fall, both sound correct to me (American English). But I've never heard that you always have to use "the" for "in summer/winter/etc." As always you can use "the" to make things more specific like "In the fall of 1903." but saying "In fall of 1903." doesn't sound correct.
Seasons are strange though, you can measure years by saying "5 summers/etc." (from what I understand, that's also why seasons are not capitalized). Saying "5 Mays/Marches/etc" is very uncommon and unusual to measure years.
You can say "In the summer" like "In the year". You could also give a year a label -for this case 2018- and saying "In 2018 we will jump." It would be similar to saying "In summer we will jump".
I hope that was helpful :D
Side thought: maybe in writing Summer/Winter/etc (being used as a season) could be differentiated with a summer/winter/etc (being used to measure years). But because of the slight complexity it probably wouldn't become standard.
This limey would be far more likely to say, "autumn". Is this sentence perhaps a case where it is more important to translate the meaning rather than the individual words?
"Much" is actually not only not common, but it's actually become a preference not to use it in most cases. The preference is in negatives and questions for some reason, except in some limited range of expressions, maybe somehow abstract, like "There is much to be learned." Otherwise, it's "not much" or "Is there much of that?" and "A lot" has become the preference in usage.