Is there a better word choice for this sentence?

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Tommy folded his arms and frowned as he watched the rain fall continuously

asked Apr 19 '13 at 10:28 Noel Jones New member

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Nothing about the sentence is incorrect, but "continuously" is a little awkward. Isn't all rain continuous?

 

Think about what quality of this particular rainfall you're trying to highlight, and then pick a word accordingly. Or better yet, leave off the adverb entirely and just end the sentence after fall. Overuse of modifiers tends to make writing sound amateurish.

link comment answered Apr 20 '13 at 13:10 Wallid Fielding New member

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