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Here's a usage question:

Once the storm has blown away, would you say the thunder and lighting are "over" or "gone"? 

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#1 - July 24, 2018, 01:34 PM

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Yes. There are blue skies and sometimes you can see it travelling away from you (just like you could see it coming your way).
You should come sit on my porch and listen to the song of the crickets, frogs, and birds after the storm. Call it research :)
#2 - July 24, 2018, 01:40 PM
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Either/both :)
#3 - July 24, 2018, 02:20 PM
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#4 - July 24, 2018, 02:48 PM
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Thanks, Vijaya, Robin, and Vonna!!
 
Now, let's get together for a writing retreat on Vijaya's porch!!

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#5 - July 24, 2018, 02:49 PM

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I got so excited, I misread your question completely but you see, that wouldn't happen on the porch...
#6 - July 24, 2018, 04:55 PM
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I got so excited, I misread your question completely but you see, that wouldn't happen on the porch...

Love this.
#7 - July 24, 2018, 05:13 PM

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I'd be more likely to refer to the clouds or the storm as a whole. The thunder and lightning often end before the rain, before the storm is fully over. I bet you can watch great storm video online for research.

But either word will suffice.
#8 - July 24, 2018, 08:22 PM
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I grew up in Eastern Upstate New York. Around here people usually speak of thunder and lightning being "gone" or possibly "done". The storm itself is usually "over" but it might be spoken of as "gone".
#9 - July 24, 2018, 09:17 PM
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Interesting thread! I always love these usage questions. I would say "the thunder and lightning stopped." Of course we don't get much thunder and lightning here in Southern California. Wish we did!!
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