Re Exercise: The weather forecast Spanish writing exercise EL PRONÓSTICO DEL TIEMPO
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In Milan it is raining
Kwizbot En Milán está lloviendo
You Está lloviendo en Milán
Why is my reply not OK?
and this one:
In the east, in Bari there's a storm
Kwizbot En el este, en Bari hay tormenta
You En el este, en Bari hay una tormenta
Questioin: Would it not be acceptable to use "una" here, since it's a manifestation and not a condition like cloudy?
i.e. there's a cloud: hay un nube; it's cloudy: está nublado (I know it strays a bit from the "hay" format, but it's the only example I can think of. )
Freeform Writing Exercise A1
We can accept the different order for the first sentence as it doesn't change the meaning at all. So that is now also a possible correct answer in the system. "En Milán está lloviendo"= "Está lloviendo en Milán."
For the second sentence, we don't use the articles when we are simply, with no details, saying what the weather is like, in the form of a "forecast". This was our intention with this exercise, so we can only admit "hay tormenta". If we were a bit more specific about the storm and gave a few more details about it then we would use the article, for example: "En Bari, hay una tormenta muy grande, que ...."
But this is not the case.
I hope this helps,
Thank you so much Inma, perfect! You are a super star!
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