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Hi,

Is "It's on the point of raining" correct?
 

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No. Just write ​It's about to rain.
 

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It's not natural. You might hear "It's on the verge of raining" but even then, it would be an odd thing to say. I would say "It's about to rain" although, unless I were psychic, I could never be absolutely sure I was right. It's either raining or it's not.
 

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Can't we use "I think it's going to rain." in the situation you've described?
 

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Can't we use "I think it's going to rain." in the situation you've described?
That would require the current state to be "raining". Piscean described an intermediate state where it's hard to say that it's actually raining, but if you set something outside, it will gradually get wet.

In Japanese, is it possible to answer Mu to the question "Is it raining?"
 

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In Japanese, is it possible to answer Mu to the question "Is it raining?"

Well, no.:)
"Mu" expresses the idea of "nothing" or "no". It's often used like a prefix. "Mujin", for example, means "no person/people".
 
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