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    Question Weather change

    Dear teachers

    Does this sentence read well?

    Days ago people complained it was too hot, as in melting people. Today's freezing cold. Crazy weather! The good news is that the rains brought a smile to the people's face in the countryside. They strongly depend on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    Does this sentence read well?

    Days ago people complained it was too hot, as in melting people. Today's freezing cold. Crazy weather! The good news is that the rains brought a smile to the people's face in the countryside. They strongly depend on it.

    Many thanks
    "A few days ago people complained it was too hot; people were melting! Today's freezing cold. Crazy weather! The good news is that the rains brought a smile to the people's faces in the countryside. They strongly depend on it."
    What rains though?

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    It's been raining a lot in Northeast Brazil for the last couple of days. Most people here, specially those who live in the countryside, need these rains to make a living as they sell veggies and fruits to make some. Believe it or not, 60% of all livestock died of hunger and thirst. A scene none wants to witness!

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    Default Re: Weather change

    Hello! You might say:

    Days ago people complained it was too hot - we were all melting! Today it's freezing cold. Crazy weather! But the rains brought a smile to people's faces in the countryside, for the rain was badly needed!

    **of course, there are many ways to possibly say this so you may want to edit it further depending on the context and desired "style".

    Good luck!
    In Perfect English

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    Default Re: Weather change

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    It's been raining a lot in Northeast Brazil for the last couple of days. Most people here, specially those who live in the countryside, need these rains to make a living as they sell veggies and fruits to make some. Believe it or not, 60% of all livestock died of hunger and thirst. A scene none wants to witness!
    Interesting. But I was suggesting that you might like to say there was rain before referring to it as "the rains". You've said it was hot, and said it was cold, and you've said the weather was crazy. The you said something about "the rains" which you hadn't mentioned. "The good news is that it also rained ..." would be clearer.
    Anyhow it might be ok in the context you're using it. It's not exactly an error.

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