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r My wallet colour is black. J The colour of my wallet is black. the colour of sth: 'Do you remember the colour of their kitchen?' r J

At Hari Raya we hang colour lights around the house. At Hari Raya we hang coloured lights around the house. colour = showing people and things in their natural colours: 'a colour television', 'a colour photograph' coloured = having one or more colours (not white or black), especially in order to look attractive: 'Do you want plain envelopes or coloured ones?' 'Each book is full of brightly-coloured full-page illustrations.'

coloured 1

? The cardigan is pink-coloured and is made of wool. J The cardigan is pink and is made of wool. When you describe the colour of something, you usually just say that it is red, blue, green etc (WITHOUT -coloured): 'Her new dress is pale blue with red buttons down the front.' Adjectives ending with -coloured are quite rare. They are mainly used when the colour of something is difficult to describe exactly ('pinkcoloured' = not exactly pink) and usually come before the noun: 'a cream-coloured dressing gown' See note at GOLOUR 2


r He showed me the coloured photographs he had taken. J He showed me the colour photographs he had taken. See note at COLOUR 5

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He was afraid of his father and didn't want to come back home. He was afraid of his father and didn't want to go back home. Come is used for movement towards the place where the speaker is, was, or intends to be, or towards the person being talked about: 'Come and look at this.' 'Why didn't he come to see me?' 'He was just about to go out when his wife came into the office in tears.' Go is used for movement in other directions: 'I wish those noisy children would go away.' 'Let's go to London for a few days.'


8 The students who are coming from Japan are hard-working. J The students who come from Japan are hard-working. When you mention someone's country or where something was made or grown, use the present simple tense. Compare: 'She comes from Germany.' (= she was born in Germany) 'She is coming from Germany.' (= she is travelling from Germany)



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I think that people in common have good sides and-tiid sides. I think that people in general have good sides and bad sides. If you have the same background, interests, taste%% as someone, the two of you have a lot i n common: 'I'm sure the marriage won't last. They've got nothing in common.' When you mean that something ha1 true 'in most situations', use in general: 'In general, parents ! about their children's health than about their own.' 'Students In general have very little money to spend on luxuries.'

Longman Dictionary of Common Errors  
Longman Dictionary of Common Errors