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    Can I use coat for snow or rain?

    Is correct to use the verb "coat" for rain or snow or frost?

    1. As I started driving home, a drizzle started. Small raindrops coated the windshield.

    2. As I started driving home, a snow started. A thin layer of snow coated the windshield.

    3. The weather was really damp that day. Moist coated the window of my room.

    4. It was really cold. A thick frost coated the widow of our living room.

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    Re: Can I use coat for snow or rain?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Is correct to use the verb "coat" for rain or snow or frost?

    1. As I started driving home, it started drizzling. Small raindrops coated the windshield.

    2. As I started driving home, it started snowing. A thin layer of snow coated the windshield.

    3. The weather was really damp that day. Moisture coated the window of my room.

    4. It was really cold. A thick frost coated the window of our living room.
    They are all acceptable.
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    Re: Can I use coat for snow or rain?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Is correct to use the verb "coat" for rain or snow or frost?

    1. As I started driving home, it started drizzling. Small raindrops coated the windshield.

    2. As I started driving home, it started snowing. A thin layer of snow coated the windshield.

    3. The weather was really damp that day. Moisture coated the window of my room.

    4. It was really cold. A thick frost coated the widow of our living room.
    It works with snow and frost, not with raindrops or moisture.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 08-May-2021 at 10:40.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Can I use coat for snow or rain?

    Admittedly, I am not crazy about 3 and 4.
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    Re: Can I use coat for snow or rain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    1. As I started driving home, it started drizzling.

    2. As I started driving home, it started snowing.
    I would use "began" instead of the second "started" in those. Such repetition is hardly creative.

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    Re: Can I use coat for snow or rain?

    As I was driving home it rained. It was pouring down. I could barely see out of the windshield. I drove slowly so I could see where I was going. When I got home I eased the car into the garage. I went into the kitchen and got a cold beer. I sat down on the couch and watched TV.
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    Re: Can I use coat for snow or rain?

    Alpa, we don't say something is coated with moisture. We say it is wet.

    [I can't edit the original post.]
    Last edited by Tarheel; 09-May-2021 at 01:45.
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