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Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, June 1, 2020 7:42:16 PM
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I lay under the powerful summer sun.

Would it be correct to replace "under" with "in"?

Thanks.
tautophile
Posted: Monday, June 1, 2020 9:46:36 PM
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Both "under" and "in" are acceptable. "Under the sun" is somewhat more poetic: it's synonymous with "in the sun" in this context.
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