please correct simple past tense


There was rain heavily last yesterday.

edited Dec 08 '13 at 10:37 amrit pal singh New member

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You have two problems.  'Heavily' is an adverb, but you have it modifying a noun. Use the adjective 'heavy' to modify 'rain'. 'Last yesterday' doesn't make sense. There is only one 'yesterday', the day before today, so you should remove 'last'.


There was heavy rain yesterday.


Here is how the adverb should be used. Use 'rained' as the verb.


It rained heavily yesterday.

link comment answered Dec 08 '13 at 11:28 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

it has rained yesterday

link comment answered Dec 09 '13 at 02:49 marti Pets New member

"There was heavy rain yesterday" is correct.  Rain is a noun.  When you describe a noun, an adjective should be used before the noun it describes.

link comment answered Dec 10 '13 at 16:47 Z. A. Jazley Contributor

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