I worked hard in (the) summer that year

  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    AE (US English)
    Both "in summer that year" and "in the summer that year" both sound odd. "That summer" sounds better.
    If you need to include both "summer" and "year", say "I worked hard in the summer of that year."

    There was a hit song called "Summer of '69". ('69 means 1969)
    The lyrics say it was "the summer of '69".