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    #1

    I awoke to a grey morning

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural.

    I awoke to a grey morning and the steady rain pattering the window.

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    #2

    Re: I awoke to a grey morning

    'pattering on ...'

    Patter is intransitive.

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    #3

    Re: I awoke to a grey morning

    or "pattering against ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: I awoke to a grey morning

    This sounds better to me but is less concise.
    I awoke to a grey morning sky and the steady pattering of rain against my window.
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    Last edited by teechar; 30-Jan-2017 at 10:26. Reason: added "Not a teacher"

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    #5

    Re: I awoke to a grey morning

    I prefer the original (with ems's suggestion).

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