Need some grammar help
December 31, 2011 12:16 PM Subscribe
"It hadn't been raining all morning
, but drops began to fall at lunchtime."- is the bolded clause grammatically correct? Is there ever a case where it could be properly used in a sentence? If the person wants to say that there hadn't been any rain that morning, wouldn't he say "It hadn't rained all morning, but drops began to fall at lunchtime"?
On the other hand, if the person is trying to say that it had
rained that morning, but not non-stop the entire morning, how would he say it? He still wouldn't say "It hadn't been raining all morning,..." would he? Or would it be correct in that case?
posted by shelayna to Writing & Language (27 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite