'Quentin had me spend two days sawing the tree up for firewood, and before he could get the carpenters out to repair the damage, a hard rain blew in and soaked some of my books. ' This sentence comes from the CAE.
I've been taught to say 'a heavy rain' rather than 'a hard rain' since I was a child. But just now when I searched the CAE, I found 34 phrases of 'a hard rain' and 62 phrases of 'a heavy rain'. Does that mean 'a hard rain' is a correct phrase to use?
Could I ask native English teachers to help me please? Thank you very much.
Last edited by joham; 03-May-2008 at 15:23. Reason: Something added.