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    Cool cold and rain

    Hello!

    Is "the" necessary in this sentence, please? :

    "I'm fed up with (the) rain and cold!".

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    #2

    Re: cold and rain

    Yes, you need the 'the' because you are not talking about rain in general but indicating the current weather.

    You could also say 'this rain' - people will often say this when talking about a rainy summer and you're more likely to hear 'I'm fed up with this rain' although there is nothing wrong with 'I'm fed up with the rain"

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    #3

    Re: cold and rain

    However, if it has been raining for days or weeks, or the weather over a long period of time has consisted mostly of rain, then we might say "I am so fed up of rain!"

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    Cool Re: cold and rain

    Thank you.

    Can we use the prepositions "with" and 'of" with "to be fed up" interchangeably?

    Cheers
    Will

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    #5

    Re: cold and rain

    I wouldn't use "of".

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    #6

    Re: cold and rain

    I'd use both (not at the same time!)

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