EN: He was born (in) 1743 - year without preposition

Aterian

Member
French
Bonjour,

George Washington is known as the father of our country, but Jefferson is known as the father of the state of Virginia. He was born 1743 and died in 1826.

Est-ce que c'est possible d'omettre le in après born ? J'ai l'impression que cela donnerait un caractère plus formel, mais pas de certitude.

Merci.
 
  • Kelly B

    Senior Member
    USA English
    Ah, good point. It doesn't explain Aterian's context, though, where the phrase begins "he was" and where the second half does include "in."
     
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