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    Default a runny/running nose

    When we have a cold, we can have a runny/running nose.

    Can both words be used, or is only runny correct?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: a runny/running nose

    Within the context you have supplied, only "runny" works.

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    Default Re: a runny/running nose

    Thank you very much, JohanParis. Then might I ask when we can use 'a running nose'? Thank you again.
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    Default Re: a runny/running nose

    Here's a previous UE thread that will answer your question with several examples.
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    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...ning-nose.html

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