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    Smile It rains

    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 17:28.

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    Re: It rains

    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.

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