GRAMMAR ON RAIN

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(1) The rain is fallling heavily in Lagos. (Nonstandard).❌ it

 It is raining heavily in Lagos (Standard).✅

(2) Please, I don’t want the rain to beat me; I will go later (Nonstandard). ❌

Please, I don’t want to be saturated by the rain; I will go later (Standard). ✅

*NOTE:* You could as well use “bedraggled”, “soaked”, “wet” or even “drenched.”

(3) I always have a running nose during the raining season (Nonstandard).❌

I always have a runny nose during the rainy season (Standard).✅

(4) There was a heavy downpour this morning (Nonstandard).❌

There was a downpour this morning (Standard).✅

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