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Hi,

Can I say that ‘the planes rained fire down on the soldiers’ when they were shooting at them?

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Ann225Can I say that ‘the planes rained fire down on the soldiers’ when they were shooting at them?

You mean when the planes were shooting at the soldiers, I guess. Yes, but maybe "fire" is not the best word because it conjures actual flames. I've never heard of a flame-throwing airplane, but wouldn't that be horrific? And if the planes were using napalm, "rain" is not so good because napalm comes in a big canister. Maybe the planes rained lead or bullets down on them.

anonymousYes, but maybe "fire" is not the best word because it conjures actual flames.

That could work in the case of planes with autocannons, especially if they use incendiary rounds. Like these

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anonymousYes, but maybe "fire" is not the best word because it conjures actual flames.

That could work in the case of planes with autocannons, especially if they use incendiary rounds. Like these

OK, but I think he meant fire like gunfire, not actual fire fire.

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Thank you all. I meant ‘gunfire’, but I should have used ‘bullets’ to avoid any confusion.