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    #1

    It raining heavily, the children couldn't play outside.

    It raining heavily, the children couldn't play outside.

    Is the above sentence acceptable?

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    Re: It raining heavily, the children couldn't play outside.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    It raining heavily, the children couldn't play outside.

    Is the above sentence acceptable?
    No, you can't use impersonal "it" like that.
    Where "it" refers to something, you sometimes can. "I tried on a jumper. It being too big, I didn't buy it." (Terrible example, but grammatical).

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    Re: It raining heavily, the children couldn't play outside.

    As an NES but not a teacher:

    Not really. It sounds very similar to the "Thai-speak" that I regularly hear over here.

    I would have phrased it: "It was raining so heavily that the children couldn't play outside."

    Hope this helps
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