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    It is rainy or It is raining

    Hello everyone.

    Is that true that "It is rainy" sounds like a child? Should I say "It is raining" if I were an adult?
    If so, can you say the same for snowy? But I'm guessing it is ok for everybody to say "It is windy", or "It is cloudy", because
    the word wind and cloud are not verbs. Am I correct?

    Thank you in advance for answering my questions

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    Re: It is rainy or It is raining

    "It is raining" means that rain is actually falling at the time of speaking.
    "It is rainy" means that the weather currently generally includes some rain. It is prone to raining. Rain is more likely than not. For example, during the "rainy season" which occurs in many countries, it does not rain 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but it rains the majority of the time.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: “It is rainy”

    Quote Originally Posted by YM17 View Post
    Is that true that "It is rainy" sounds like a child?
    No.
    Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

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