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It's raining cats and dogs #1 (permalink) Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:52 pm   It's raining cats and dogs
 

Test No. express/advan-1 "Animals", question 4

I shouldn't go outside without a raincoat because it's raining cats and dogs.

(a) it's just started to rain
(b) it's going to rain
(c) it's raining very heavily
(d) it's raining a little

Test No. express/advan-1 "Animals", answer 4

I shouldn't go outside without a raincoat because it's raining very heavily.

Correct answer: (c) it's raining very heavily
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ANSWER #2 (permalink) Wed Aug 03, 2005 14:20 pm   ANSWER
 

You choose what you think is the sentence that best explains: it's raining cats and dogs and that means : it's raining very heavily, which is option (c).
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Just a question #3 (permalink) Wed Aug 03, 2005 20:32 pm   Just a question
 

Does it sound good to you to say "very heavily" or it is just my foreing ear playing me.
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Raining #4 (permalink) Wed Aug 03, 2005 22:30 pm   Raining
 

Very heavily sounds all right to me.
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