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    #1

    rife with pimples

    Is the following sentence correct?

    His face was rife with pimples.

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    Re: rife with pimples

    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan Mckane View Post
    Is the following sentence correct?

    His face was rife with pimples.

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    No, you can't use "rife" in that way. Say: "His face was covered with pimples".

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    #3

    Re: rife with pimples

    - His face was dotted with pimples.
    - His face was peppered with pimples.
    - His face was sprinkled with pimples.
    - His face was blotched with pimples.
    - His face was speckled with pimples.

    Are these fine?

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    Re: rife with pimples

    Quote Originally Posted by AmerikaMagyar View Post
    - His face was dotted with pimples.
    - His face was peppered with pimples.
    - His face was sprinkled with pimples.
    - His face was blotched with pimples.
    - His face was speckled with pimples.

    Are these fine?
    Yes!

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