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Aldona 777
Russian Federation

Native speakers!!!!!!!!
 
DEAR NATIVE SPEAKERS! HELP!!!!
I think (just feel) that these phrases are not correct:
Fall is time for fruit. Spring is time for first wonderful flowers: lilac, tulips, daffodils, crocuses. November in England is time for rains fogs and stiff winds.
Could you help me out :)?????????????????? 

13 Dec 2009      



RabbitWho
Czech Republic

I don ´t know why people have to be native speakers to help you.

Anyway there ´s an article missing, whether it ´s "the" or "a" depends on the context.

"Fall is a time for fruit" or "Fall is the time for fruit"

Context would help. Also I think the preposition "of" would fit better than "for" in this context when you ´re talking about weather, "for" suggests to me that you are dictating to the weather what it would do and when.

13 Dec 2009     



lemarja3
Slovenia

I agree with Rabbitwho.

13 Dec 2009     



zoemorosini
United States

Fall is the time for fruit. Spring is the time for the first wonderful flowers: lilacs, tulips, daffodils, crocuses.  November in England is a time of rain, fog, and stiff winds.

13 Dec 2009     



Aldona 777
Russian Federation

Thank you so much!

and is that right?

"We were lucky not to get in the rain"

13 Dec 2009     



RabbitWho
Czech Republic

maybe

"We were lucky not to get caught in the rain" would be better.. but it depends on what the person wants to say!

13 Dec 2009     



Aldona 777
Russian Federation

Dear Rabbit, I am trying to get prepared for my exams, thank you!
.....
we are lucky to have managed to spend our holidays in the Caucasus
I know it ´s wrong...........

13 Dec 2009     



yanogator
United States

I must disagree (but very mildly) with RabbitWho about "for" and "of". Using "for" here is not dictating to the weather, but rather acknowledging that the weather dictates what happens during those seasons. Using "the time of" or "a time of" sounds more poetic, so it wouldn ´t be used in common speech, but could be used nicely in writing.
 
Bruce

30 Dec 2009