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Can I say,

(a) The crate is too heavy for the boy to carry.

(b) The two brothers / Two brothers are cycling back to school.

(c) They were exciting to watch television.

(d) They are walking under the hot weather / sun.

They are walking on / in a hot day / in a hot sun.

They felt tired / were sweating because the weather was hot.

They felt hot under /in the hot sun.

(e) I bring the blind to cross the road.

(f) His father scolded him for his naughtiness.

(g) It was the most meaningful visit. / visit day.

(i) They are playing and swimming in the pool.

(j) The birds are on the tree branch.
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Vincent TeoCan I say,

(a) The crate is too heavy for the boy to carry.

(b) The two brothers / Two brothers are cycling back to school.

(c) They were excited [to be allowed to watch/to be watching] television.

(d) They are walking under the hot weather / sun.

They are walking on / in a hot day / in a hot sun.

They felt tired / were sweating because the weather was hot.

They felt hot under /in the hot sun.

(e) I bring the blind to cross the road. "the blind" can mean any number of blind people. So "the blind man/woman/child/person"

(f) His father scolded him for his naughtiness.

(g) It was the most meaningful visit. / visit day.

(i) They are playing and swimming in the pool.

(j) The birds are on the tree branch.
The other sentences are fine.
Feebs11
Vincent Teo
They are walking on / in a hot day / in a hot sun. (Can 'a' be used here? Shouldn't it be 'the'?)

They felt hot under /in the hot sun. (Can 'under' be used?)

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I think it can be either "a hot sun" or "the hot sun" - context will direct the decision.

As to "under" - I have never met "felt hot under the sun". [Sorry - I missed this on the first time of answering - I was about to go out so did not double-check my replies]. In fact, on looking at the sentence again, it should be "They felt hot in the sun".
Feebs11I think it can be either "a hot sun" or "the hot sun" - context will direct the decision.

As to "under" - I have never met "felt hot under the sun". [Sorry - I missed this on the first time of answering - I was about to go out so did not double-check my replies]. In fact, on looking at the sentence again, it should be "They felt hot in the sun".
Thanks, Feebs, for your response.

I think it can be either "a hot sun" or "the hot sun" - context will direct the decision.

I have never met "felt hot under the sun."

Correct me if I'm wrong. There is only one sun referred to here, and there can be no other sun. Hence, I think 'the' is correct.

Many thanks.
It is a semantic difference - "a hot sun" is quite normal in narrative writing. It is not referring specifically to the physical sun but to the notion of sun that is burning you. In Northern latitudes, sun in midwinter is a warm sun, but not a hot sun.
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There may be a difference here between AmE and BrE, but allow me to offer a Yank's perspective.

"They are walking in the hot sun" sounds best to my ear.

"They are walking under a hot sun" also works while sounding a touch poetic.

"They are walking in a hot sun" sounds a little non-standard, at least here in the States. It does have a slightly poetic ring to it, but if I heard a person with a foreign (non-English) accent say it that way, it would come across more as a syntactical error than a stab at eloquence.

"They are walking in hot weather/in the hot weather" is fine.

"They are walking on a hot day" is fine (meaning the day on which they've chosen to take a walk, the weather is hot).

"The birds are on a tree branch" is fine, although you could drop "tree" as was pointed out.
Can I say,

(a) They are flying kites on /during a hot / windy day.

(b) On the road back home, he saw the boys running on a track on a hot day.
Are they correct?
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