Interested in Language
Please, dear teachers and friends,
Could you shed some light on this?
Look - it rains.
Look - it's raining.
Why is the sentence in red wrong?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by Offroad; 26-Jan-2010 at 16:28.
1 You could invent a context where it would work, but if you're simply talking about the weather now, then the progressive form is the natural choice.
2 If you wished to emphasise the fact, for example to complain, it would be OK. If a form is very widely used, deviating from it for no reason may just sound strange or wrong, but if there's a good reason for the change, then do it.
What is the place 'here' refers to? The use (or not) the preposition is controlled by that.