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    #61
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee

    (Say: "came riding by on a horse")

    :)
    Thanks. I can also say, "gallopped by on a horse," right?

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    #62
    If going at the necessary speed.

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    #63
    If going at the necessary speed.

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    #64
    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee

    (Say: "came riding by on a horse")

    :)
    Thanks. I can also say, "gallopped by on a horse," right?

    BMO
    You can if you leave one of the p's at home.

    :wink:

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    #65
    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee

    (Say: "came riding by on a horse")

    :)
    Thanks. I can also say, "gallopped by on a horse," right?

    BMO
    You can if you leave one of the p's at home.

    :wink:

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    #66
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Never has it rained cats and dogs,
    But sometimes it rains frogs.

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    In China, we often use " rains cats and dogs " :) When I use this idiom first time, I felt it is very funny, how can the cats and dogs be rained?? *_*

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    #67
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Never has it rained cats and dogs,
    But sometimes it rains frogs.

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    In China, we often use " rains cats and dogs " :) When I use this idiom first time, I felt it is very funny, how can the cats and dogs be rained?? *_*

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    #68
    The origins are unclear:
    http://www.quinion.com/words/qa/qa-rai1.htm

    We don't use it much any more in the UK.

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    #69
    The origins are unclear:
    http://www.quinion.com/words/qa/qa-rai1.htm

    We don't use it much any more in the UK.


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    #70

    In reply to tdol

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    The origins are unclear:
    http://www.quinion.com/words/qa/qa-rai1.htm

    We don't use it much any more in the UK.
    Really? I'm very surprised I found that idiom in my English book.
    What do you say instead

    Ulli :wink:

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