Canada has a lot of snow in winter.

Discussion in 'English Only' started by lokasseyve, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. lokasseyve Senior Member

    Mandarin
    Hi, my friends,
    Do you use the construction below?
    Canada has a lot of snow in winter.

    I am not sure if it sounds a bit awkward
    since I came across a sentence " Taipei
    has more rain in winter" on a website
    called BBC Weather.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SwissPete

    SwissPete Senior Member

    94044 USA
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    Canada has a lot of snow in winter. :tick:

    Taipei has more rain in winter :confused: More rain than what?
     
  3. lokasseyve Senior Member

    Mandarin
    Hi, SwissPete
    The whole context from the mentioned website:
    In winter, disturbed weather with cloud and rain affects the north and east coasts rather more than the south. This can be seen by comparing the table for Taipei, in the north, with that for Hengch'un in the extreme south. Taipei not only has more rain in winter but on many more days.
     
  4. thetalker Member

    Sri Lanka
    English (US)
    Yeah, that would be correct. You could also use in THE winter if in doubt, but there's nothing wrong with in winter.
     
  5. perpend

    perpend Banned

    American English
    Yes, it works. There's an ellipsis going on, though, in my opinion.

    Taipei has more rain in winter...(than in other seasons*).

    *Ellipsis
     

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