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According to the forecast it will be mostly cloudy, with ____ of rain in the north.

A. outbreaks
B. bursts

Note: It seems that A sounds better. Do people sometimes say “bursts of rain”? Why do you think B is a less preferred choice here?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    No I've never in 48 years heard people say "bursts" of rain.
    I'm unsure why that particular terminology never was adopted, it's probably more appropriate meaning wise, but Hey! That's English for you! :)

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