A foreigner out of the blue asked you this:

Question: Are you happy with the climate condition in your country?

You: No, because it's sweltering. But when the north monsoon comes in, the blistering temperature mellows. I wish it would make the rainy season even colder, particularly to become winter so that it would be a freezing season then. I would be delighted.

Can you actually say to become winter? Or should I say to change it into winter?

  • In my opinion, your sentence doesn’t work. The rainy season doesn’t bring winter; winter arrives with the solstice. You could use something like more wintery or more winter-like. – J.R. May 30 '18 at 11:38
  • If I changed that into ...''particularly to be more winter-like'', will my sentence construction ok now? – John Arvin May 30 '18 at 12:28

You may want to use the word wintery. Do you wish for a winter season filled with snow, sleigh rides, and the holidays? Or do you wish for wintery weather with snow and ice and cold winds?

When I think of winter as a season, I think of the winter months (Dec-Feb in the north). When I think of snow and ice falling from the sky, I do associate it with the season winter but I would also describe that weather as wintery.

  • I get it, just the 'winter-like' word =hugging like extremely cold winds. – John Arvin May 30 '18 at 14:56

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