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    #1

    Lash on or lash at

    Yesterday it was raining.

    Rain lashed at my windows.
    Rain lashed on my windows.

    What is the correct preposition?
    I think both are correct.

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    #2

    Re: Lash on or lash at

    Of those two, only "lashed" is correct.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 09-Aug-2016 at 14:48.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Lash on or lash at

    "Lashed at" is also correct, but not "lashed on".

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    #4

    Re: Lash on or lash at

    And, perhaps even more naturally, "lashed against​".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Lash on or lash at

    You have a table.

    You can hit hard on your table.

    So rain lashes on the window should be correct.

    My question is what is wrong with 'lash on' in this context.

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    #6

    Re: Lash on or lash at

    Neither 'hit hard on your table' nor 'rain lashes on the window' sound natural in English.

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    #7

    Re: Lash on or lash at

    Quote Originally Posted by Tina3 View Post
    You have a table.

    You can hit hard on your table.

    So rain lashes on the window should be correct.

    My question is what is wrong with 'lash on' in this context.
    Delete "on" and your sentences will be correct. Who told you that "you can hit hard on the table"?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #8

    Re: Lash on or lash at

    You can hit the table hard. You can't hit hard the table except in poetic language.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: Lash on or lash at

    Thanks for all the interesting replies.

    I don't know these things.

    If I want I can hit on one of my windows carefully.

    If I hit hard on one of my windows, the glass will be damaged. So I have to hit it lightly.

    Can't I say I can hit on one of my window panes?

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    #10

    Re: Lash on or lash at

    None of the above work in English.

    The meanings of the phrasal verb 'hit on' in our reference section are:

    - Have an idea
    - Talk to someone to try to attract them sexually
    - Ask for money



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