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  1. B45
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    Rain fall will continue into the fall.

    Rain fall will continue into the fall.

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    Rain fall will continue to the fall.

    Are both okay here?

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    Re: Rain fall will continue into the fall.

    I would use the first, but "rainfall" is one word.

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    Re: Rain fall will continue into the fall.

    In BrE, that would be "Rainfall will continue into [the] autumn". Mind you, in the UK, rainfall is likely to continue into and through all four seasons!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Rain fall will continue into the fall.

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Rain fall will continue into the fall.
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    Rain fall will continue to the fall.
    They are different. The first means that it will keep raining in autumn. The second means that it will keep raining until autumn, and says nothing about what will happen during autumn.

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    Re: Rain fall will continue into the fall.

    I disagree slightly. "Into the fall" (autumn) would include some of autumn (perhaps only 1 day). If one wanted to include all of autumn, one could use "through autumn". The problem with subtleties in interpretation is they only work if the speaker and listener both agree on the meaning.

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    Re: Rain fall will continue into the fall.

    Raymott doesn't specify that it will continue throughout the fall, so, while I agree with your interpretation, I don't see that there is necessarily a distinction there.

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    Re: Rain fall will continue into the fall.

    I agree. I only wanted to limit the distinction, if indeed a distinction were needed.

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    Re: Rain fall will continue into the fall.

    Is it just me, or does this sound like it is raining now and it is not going to stop until fall arrives?

    Maybe "rainy weather will continue..." or "Daily rain will continue..."

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    Re: Rain fall will continue into the fall.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I disagree slightly. "Into the fall" (autumn) would include some of autumn (perhaps only 1 day). If one wanted to include all of autumn, one could use "through autumn". The problem with subtleties in interpretation is they only work if the speaker and listener both agree on the meaning.
    I don't think this is a subtlety at all. If the weather bureau said that rain will continue into autumn, and it didn't rain at all in autumn, most people would say that they got it wrong.

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