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    It's been raining for days, these days

    1.It's been raining for days.

    2. It's been raining these days.

    Do 1&2 mean the same thing?

    Any better suggestions?

    Thanks


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    Re: It's been raining for days, these days

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    1.It's been raining for days.

    2. It's been raining these days.

    Do 1&2 mean the same thing?

    Any better suggestions?

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    Number 1 seems to suggest a continuing rain while 2 suggests more of an on off raining. They both do the job, as would,

    It's been raining [a lot/a little/some] lately/recently.


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    Re: It's been raining for days, these days

    Hi, RD.

    "It's been raining lately/recently."

    Does it suggest a continuing rain or off and on situation?

    Thanks for the reply.


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    Re: It's been raining for days, these days

    Quote Originally Posted by Nefertiti View Post
    Hi, RD.

    "It's been raining lately/recently."

    Does it suggest a continuing rain or off and on situation?

    Thanks for the reply.
    Hi N.

    More the latter, I'd say. But we have words that describe more exactly what we mean to say and we likely would use them.

    "It's been raining off and on/a lot/some/big time/etc. lately/recently."

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    Re: It's been raining for days, these days

    It has been raining continuously/incessantly/intermittently.

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    Re: It's been raining for days, these days

    And 'intermittently' isn't as formal as it looks. Weather forecasters often use 'intermittent/-ly', and this pseudo-technical language spills over into colloquial usage.

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