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  1. 羡鱼-Xianyu's Avatar

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    Is this sentence correct?

    I've got the blues today.
    Should blues be blue, right? Thanks.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    No, the original is correct.

    "The blues" (in addition to being a type of music) means general sadness.

    If you have "the blues" you feel sad. You could say you "feel blue" but you've "got the blues."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by 羡鱼-Xianyu View Post
    I've got the blues today.
    Should blues be blue, right? Thanks.
    ***NOT A TEACHER***Xianyu, the plural (blueS) is correct. People use the singular in a sentence such as: I'm feeling blue today. Thank you.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Now I got it totally, thanks.

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