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."

2 Answers

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
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    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."

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  • Anonymous
    6 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."

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