Are they both OK, The 'TOP'/'HIGHEST' temperature today will be 30 degree? And what about, The 'LOWEST' temperature today will be 20 degree? How to express temperature naturally? Thank you!
May 2, 2016 3:29 AM
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When we are talking about a weather forecast or prediction we say, "The high temperature today will be 100 degrees and the low will be 69 degrees." We often eliminate the word "temperature" and just say, "Today's high will be 100 degrees." The exact temperature is always plural. I, personally, would use "lowest" and "highest" when talking about extremes over a period of time in the past. "Last week, the highest temperature was 105 degrees!" Hope this helps!
May 2, 2016
Your terminology is correct...'top/highest' and 'lowest' all work there. The only correction I would make is to say '30 degrees' (degrees, not degree). If the temperature is 1, then call it 1 degree. Even 0 is called 0 degrees.
May 2, 2016
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