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    Winwin2011 is offline Senior Member
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    Default The rain is not heavy/not

    We should say 'the rain is heavy' instead of 'big'.

    A: Is the rain heavy?
    B: Not big.

    Is 'not big' natural in the above context?


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    Default Re: The rain is not heavy/not

    No, it's wrong. The adjective 'big' can rarely collocate with 'rain'.

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