So recently I've been following the advice of writing up a journal entry in Japanese every day, and I had a question about particle usage for a set of sentences I did.


My question is simply this, should I be marking summer and winter with the に or で particle to indicate that my grandparents live in Maine or Los Angeles during the season in question.

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    "In + season/month/year, etc." would be 夏に、9月に、2016年に etc., but here in your second sentence you use 冬 (or 冬には), as pointed out by Yuuichi. Look up contrastive は (取り立て助詞).
    – chocolate
    Sep 4, 2016 at 8:19

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に is correct. Your sentence is good and I think 冬はロサンゼルスに住んでいます is better because this sentence contrasts winter to other seasons.


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