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    #1

    a bad weather

    Hi

    Should I put the article "a" before weather?

    For example: It's a bad weather OR It's bad weather.

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    Re: a bad weather

    We normally use some or the.

    They experienced some terrible weather.

    The weather is terrible.

    It's a bad weather we don't use the indefinate article a in such sentences.

    It's bad weather
    although we use the pronoun it in sentences such as it is raining, we don't use it in a sentence like this to make a general statement about the weather.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Post Re: a bad weather

    Just in case you wanted to read something more on this topic, GUEST2008:

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...-articles.html

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    Re: a bad weather

    I am not GUEST2008.

    Does the sentence below makes sense in English?

    London experienced some terrible weather.

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    Re: a bad weather

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    I am not GUEST2008.

    Does the sentence below makes sense in English?

    London experienced some terrible weather.
    Certainly.

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    #6

    Re: a bad weather

    And "We expect bad weather all week" is also fine.

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    Re: a bad weather

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    And "We expect bad weather all week" is also fine.
    I have asked that question because in my mind just animate things may "experience something". So, may a stone experience some bad weather too? I do not know if I made myself clear.

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    Re: a bad weather

    Certainly an inanimate object cannot expect.
    It may experience. It can certainly be subjected to.

    Think of an old wooded barn that has been exposed to all elements of the weather for many years. Now it is weather-beaten, falling apart in places.

    Could you say it had "experienced" many hard winters? Maybe, if you want to personify it somewhat. I would not use it in business writing -- if you needed to describe the condition of the property that someone is considering buying, for example -- but it may work for other situations.

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    #9

    Re: a bad weather

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    I have asked that question because in my mind just animate things may "experience something". So, may a stone experience some bad weather too? I do not know if I made myself clear.
    It's very common, whether it's logically possible or not.
    San Diego experiences a Mediterranean climate.
    Dresden experienced the worse bombing during the war.
    London always experiences bad weather.


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