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Please suppose you're going to take a travel in your car for a long distance tomorrow and you are worried if you will have a bad weather tomorrow. (Today you're having a nice weather). I was wondering which choice sounds natural or more natural in my following sentence in and in this sense:

  • I hope the weather will not................tomorrow.

a) deteriorate
b) go bad
c) spoil

If there is a better choice, please let me know.

Thank you.

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The two verbs most often used in this respect are deteriorate (as you surmise) and worsen. Go bad and spoil are not idiomatic.

Your question is badly phrased; we never talk about a weather, just weather or the weather. It should have read:

Please suppose you're going to travel in your car for a long distance tomorrow and you are worried THAT you will have bad weather. (Today you're having nice weather). I was wondering which choice sounds natural or more natural in THE following sentence:

And you could further improve it by shortening it to:

Suppose you're going to travel a long distance in your car tomorrow and you are worried about running into bad weather.....

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I, personally, don't think it sounds idiomatic to say that the weather will "deteriorate", although certain conditions related to weather, such as "visibility", may do so.

Over the next hour the fog got thicker and visibility deteriorated, until they could barely see a dozen feet in front of the car and could only move forward at a virtual crawl.

We do not use "go bad" or "spoil" with weather. Both of those imply more when food becomes rotten, sour, or moldy.

"Worsen", on the other hand, is fine when talking about the weather. I prefer "get worse", but that's just my writing style. I would also say that the weather is worse rather than gets worse:

I hope the weather isn't worse tomorrow.

Or just that it's not poor weather:

I hope we don't have bad weather tomorrow.

  • Is it a matter of personal preference @Andrew? I'm about using the verb "deteriorate". – A-friend May 7 at 14:51
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    @A-friend Yeah, looks like it. I see a good number of instances on Ngram. – Andrew May 7 at 15:06

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