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    #1

    The stream has run dry for the first time in memory.

    The stream has run dry for the first time in memory.

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    I wonder if my sentence is correct.
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    #2

    Re: The stream has run dry for the first time in memory.

    Yes, that's possible.
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    #3

    Re: The stream has run dry for the first time in memory.

    I don't remember where it is anymore, but there is a creek in this county called Dry Creek. (Arguably, if it's dry it isn't running at all, but that is indeed the way they say it.)
    Last edited by GoesStation; 31-Oct-2020 at 12:51. Reason: Fix a typo.
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    #4

    Re: The stream has run dry for the first time in memory.

    Quote Originally Posted by diamondcutter View Post
    The stream has run dry for the first time in memory.
    '... in living memory' is more common.
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    #5

    Re: The stream has run dry for the first time in memory.

    Indeed, it is. In fact, I've never heard 'in memory' (in this context).

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    #6

    Re: The stream has run dry for the first time in memory.

    I can imagine somebody saying that.
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