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    Unhappy The forecast is for clear skies

    A)The forecast is for clear skies.

    I cannot understand this meaning and nuance.
    Does it mean "according to the weather forcast, it is going to be clear skies"?

    Also, is it OK to use B)"The forecast calls for clear skies"?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: The forecast is for clear skies

    Quote Originally Posted by almo View Post
    A)The forecast is for clear skies.

    Does it mean "according to the weather forcast, it is going to be clear skies"? Yes

    Also, is it OK to use B)"The forecast calls for clear skies"? No.
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    Later addition: Sorry almo, I should not have said 'No' to your second sentence. See SoothingDave's posts below.
    Last edited by 5jj; 04-Feb-2011 at 14:24. Reason: Additional note.

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    Default Re: The forecast is for clear skies

    I see no problem with either expression.

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    Default Re: The forecast is for clear skies

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I see no problem with either expression.
    To me 'call for' means something like 'need, require, ask for'. It does not seem to go with a weather forecast.

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    Default Re: The forecast is for clear skies

    We use it here. "They're calling for rain tomorrow." meaning that the forecast is for rain.

    Forecast calls for:

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...qi=g4&aql=&oq=

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    Default Re: The forecast is for clear skies

    Thanks - I am clearly behind the times.

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    Question Re: The forecast is for clear skies

    Thanks a lot!!

    It is the first time for me to see this expression
    "the weather forecast is for..."

    I'm not sure the meaning of "for" in this sentence.

    Also, I think it is Ok to say
    "The forecast is good for tomorrow."
    but is it OK to say
    "The forecast is sunny or sun tomorrow"?

    When the subjest begins with "the forecast", should I use "for" before
    the particular weather such as sun, rain, snow?

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    Default Re: The forecast is for clear skies

    The forecast is for rain, sun, snow, high humidity, gusty winds, freezing rains.

    You need a noun, so not "The forecast is for sunny," but "The forecast is for a sunny day" is okay.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Question Re: The forecast is for clear skies

    Thank you so much!
    Can I ask you one more question?

    I often see A)" The weather forecast is for rain"
    So it would be natural.
    And I don't see b)" The weather forecast is rain"
    So I guess it is less natural than A or it's not correct.

    Am I right?

    Sorry for lingering on my question.
    Thanks a lot in advance!

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    Default Re: The forecast is for clear skies

    Quote Originally Posted by almo View Post
    A)" The weather forecast is for rain"
    B)" The weather forecast is rain"
    I find both A and B acceptable and natural.

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