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    Is the sentence right ?

    The overcast sky threatened with a heavy downpour.

    My questions are:
    1) Is the preposition "with" necessary here?
    2) Is it better to say "The overcast sky threatened a heavy downpour

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    #2

    Re: Is the sentence right ?

    The version without 'with' is better.

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    Re: Is the sentence right ?

    Thank you.

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