Common Core: 3rd Grade English Language Arts : Distinguish Literal and Nonliteral Meanings of Words and Phrases: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5.A

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Example Question #1 : Distinguish Literal And Nonliteral Meanings Of Words And Phrases: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.5.A

The sentence below has a nonliteral meaning. Select the answer that is this sentence's literal meaning. 

It's raining cats and dogs outside! 

Possible Answers:

There are cats everywhere. 

It's pouring down rain outside.

There are dogs everywhere.

There are cats and dogs everywhere.

Correct answer:

It's pouring down rain outside.

Explanation:

"Raining cats and dogs" is an expression used to describe rain. It means that the rain is really coming down hard, or that it's pouring down rain. 

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