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    #1

    pour with rain

    Are the following sentences natural? Which is better?


    1. When Janice was on the way home yesterday, it suddenly poured with rain.
    2. When Janice was on her way home yesterday afternoon, she got caught in a heavy shower.
    3. It rained heavily when Janice was on her way home yesterday.

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    Re: pour with rain

    2. and 3. are universally natural. In my opinion, there are some dialects whose users would prefer to omit the "with" in 1, but nevertheless everyone would understand it.

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    Re: pour with rain

    I'd say they are all natural, but I can't say which is better as 3 does not mean the same as 1 and 2.

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