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    1. When I got ready to leave, it was pouring down rain.
    2. When I got ready to leave it was pouring down rain. (no comma)
    #1 is supposed to be correct. Is #2 also acceptable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. When I got ready to leave, it was pouring down rain.
    2. When I got ready to leave it was pouring down rain. (no comma)
    #1 is supposed to be correct. Is #2 also acceptable?
    Neither one is correct. Try again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Neither one is correct. Try again.
    But it was quoted from Longman Advanced American Dictioanry (page 1124).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    But it was quoted from Longman Advanced American Dictioanry (page 1124).
    I don't have that dictionary. Are you sure it was exactly as you quoted? It's unacceptable in BrE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    But it was quoted from Longman Advanced American Dictioanry (page 1124).
    Under which entry in the dictionary you have found these sentences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I don't have that dictionary. Are you sure it was exactly as you quoted? It's unacceptable in BrE.
    Yes, I am sure it was exactly as I quoted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Under which entry in the dictionary you have found these sentences?
    pour

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    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    All that link does is tell us that somebody in another forum agrees with bhai that 'pouring down rain' is unnatural. So do I.
    Last edited by 5jj; 21-Dec-2012 at 06:10. Reason: misplaced quotation mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    All that link does is tell us that somebody in another forum agrees with bhai that 'pouring down rain is unnatural'. So do I.
    I agree. I also think it's rather impolite posting simultaneously on two sites, and then implying here that you're getting better value elsewhere.

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