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    It's on the point of

    Hi,

    Is "It's on the point of raining" correct?

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    Re: It's on the point of

    No. Just write ​It's about to rain.
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    Re: It's on the point of

    It's not natural. You might hear "It's on the verge of raining" but even then, it would be an odd thing to say. I would say "It's about to rain" although, unless I were psychic, I could never be absolutely sure I was right. It's either raining or it's not.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: It's on the point of

    Can't we use "I think it's going to rain." in the situation you've described?

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    Re: It's on the point of

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Can't we use "I think it's going to rain." in the situation you've described?
    That would require the current state to be "raining". Piscean described an intermediate state where it's hard to say that it's actually raining, but if you set something outside, it will gradually get wet.

    In Japanese, is it possible to answer Mu to the question "Is it raining?"
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    Re: It's on the point of

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    In Japanese, is it possible to answer Mu to the question "Is it raining?"
    Well, no.
    "Mu" expresses the idea of "nothing" or "no". It's often used like a prefix. "Mujin", for example, means "no person/people".

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