I want to know if rain occurred occasionally in France since the last time I went there, which is February. I would ask " Has it rained at all in France since February?". Is this correct?

Could I also say: "Has it rained in France since February?" or does this imply it has rained most of the time since February?

I am not looking for how many times it has rained, I just want to know if any rain has occurred.

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    Two possible constructions are 1: Has it rained [at all] since last Sunday? and 2: Has it been raining [ever] since last Sunday?, where #1 implies on at least one occasion, and #2 implies most of the time / continuously. If included, the optional highlighted elements more strongly emphasise that distinction. May 3, 2019 at 11:58
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    You should only say: Has it rained in France since February? Because: "Did it rain since February." is not grammatical at all. Did she eat since yesterday? [Buzzer]. Has she eaten since yesterday? [No buzzer]
    – Lambie
    Jun 22, 2021 at 15:09
  • It would be strange to ask this. France is a big place and it gets a normal amount of rain. It would be remarkable if there had been no rain at all anywhere in France.
    – James K
    Nov 3, 2022 at 20:59

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Both "Has it rained at all in France since February" and "Has it rained in France since February" are grammatically correct and match your intention/purpose; I recommend you go with the first sentence for clarification that you are trying to find out if any rain has occurred, because going with the latter may be interpreted as "has it generally rained/often rained since then".

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