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    The blue skies

    Do you have to say "the blue skies" instead of "the blue sky" as in "I like the blue skies?" Would you give me the reason?


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    Re: The blue skies

    You don't HAVE to say it. It reads a bit as if you are discussing skies in paintings or photographs, and comparing them. "I like the blue skies rather than those gloomy cloudy ones"

    It would perhaps more usually be " I like blue skies" or " I like a blue sky, not a cloudy one" or "I like the sky when it is blue"


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    Re: The blue skies

    I see, Anlika. Thanks to you, my mind is like a blue sky.


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    Re: The blue skies

    Beautifully clear, I am sure


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    Arrow Re: The blue skies

    What does "it reads a bit" mean in the above reply of Anglika.


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    Re: The blue skies

    Sorry - colloquialism.

    The sentence "I like the blue skies" could/might be interpreted as being a critical comment about a picture.

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