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    #1

    changeable weather

    Hello everyone,

    Thanks in Advance

    Please let me know if the sentence mentioned below is right and give me the reason as well.

    The weather is changeable in India.

    The room is changeable.

    A friend told me that you can only use changeable if there is doer otherwise.

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    Prince

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    #2

    Re: changeable weather

    "Changeable" implies that someone can change it.

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    #3

    Re: changeable weather

    In BrE, we use "changeable weather", meaning that the weather changes frequently. We would use it for the kind of day where it's pouring with rain in the morning, then sunny for a couple of hours, then cloudy with strong winds.

    I don't know what "The room is changeable" would mean.

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    #4

    Re: changeable weather

    Not necessarily. In many rural areas, people in old houses in North America have an old wall-mounted barometer which usually reads "fair", "changeable" or "stormy [or something like that]", meaning high pressure (dry), medium pressure (medium dry), or low pressure (moist).

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Changeable" implies that someone can change it.

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    #5

    Re: changeable weather

    My AmE ears agree with Dave. Also, "changeable weather" sounds only slightly more understandable than "the weather is changeable", and neither sound natural to my AmE.

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    #6

    Re: changeable weather

    Around here, we always say "if you don't like the weather, just wait 15 minutes."

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