I would like to say that since we have been here (about one month now) it keeps raining a little but every day

Can I use the continuous form

It has been raining a little since we have been here

  • I don't think it's ungrammatical, but it's very ambiguous and awkward. "A little" isn't clear. Is it continuous light rain, intermittent rain, a few minutes of downpour a few times a day? The answers provide clearer ways to say it.
    – fixer1234
    Aug 10, 2018 at 0:40

2 Answers 2


Here's one out of many possible answers about how to express the idea:

It's been raining continuously since we got here. Usually it's just a light rain, a drizzle.


It depends on what is meant by "a little".

It has been raining on and off since we arrived.

It has been raining lightly ever since we arrived.

The use of ever in the second example implies that the rain has been continuous.

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