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    Weather Conversations

    1)
    A Nice and bright this morning.
    B Yes, much better than yesterday.
    A The windíll probably get up later.
    B As long as it doesnít rain.


    Could you please explain what the sentences in bold mean and in what way they are connected logically. It's clear with the first two sentences, but I can't make it out with the next two.

    2)
    A It seems to be clearing up.
    B It makes a change, doesnít it?
    A Apparently itís going to turn colder.
    B Still, another month should see us through the worst of it.

    What does the phrase in bold mean?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Weather Conversations

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    1)
    A Nice and bright this morning.
    B Yes, much better than yesterday.
    A The wind’ll probably get up later. The wind velocity will increase. In AmE and in that context you would more likely hear/read, "pick up" as opposed to "get up".
    B As long as it doesn’t rain. The wind is OK with me, but I hope it doesn't rain.


    Could you please explain what the sentences in bold mean and in what way they are connected logically. It's clear with the first two sentences, but I can't make it out with the next two.

    2)
    A It seems to be clearing up.
    B It makes a change, doesn’t it? OR in AmE "It's changing, isn't it?" I don't think you would hear/see "makes" in BrE either.
    A Apparently it’s going to turn colder.
    B Still, another month should see us through the worst of it. In one month we should expect the weather to improve.

    What does the phrase in bold mean?
    b.

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    Re: Weather Conversations

    It makes a change - It is something new and different.

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    Re: Weather Conversations

    Thanks a lot.)
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Weather Conversations

    You can just click the Like button to say 'Thank you', englishhobby. You don't need to send a separate post.

    Rover

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