Native English speakers, could you please help me with these issues?
1. Is it standard to say: "a rain of insults"?
And if not, is there an equivalent expression?
2. Is this sentence correct:
"A mild attitude (or temper) and the use of good language are the MINIMUM conditions to allow social relations."
- CogitoLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
1. No - no-one would say that. You could say 'he let fly with a tirade of insults' or 'he poured insults on her' - something like that.
2) That's really clumsy. Maybe - "A friendly attitude and the intelligent use of speech are the bare minimum requirements to enable pleasant social interactions."
- Anonymous6 months ago
1) "A rain of insults" may not be standard, but its meaning is clear. It is a metaphor like "a rain of blows" and is perfectly acceptable, even poetic.
2) "A calm attitude and the use of respectful language are essential conditions for productive social interaction."