the lightning is flashing

Untaught88

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Hi,


"The clouds are thundering and the lightning is flashing." Can this sentence be shortened?
 

emsr2d2

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Before working out if it can be shortened, it needs to be made grammatical. "The clouds are thundering" is incorrect. You could use something like "The thunder is crashing ..." - that follows the same pattern as "the lightning is flashing".
 
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