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    negative connotations

    How to paraphrase this sentence?
    In many tropical countries, green is associated with danger and has negative connotations.

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    Re: negative connotations

    In some places, people don't like the color green.
    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: negative connotations

    In many tropical countries, green is associated with danger and has negative connotations.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    In some places, people don't like the color green.
    Could I paraphrase it like this:
    In many countries which is near the equator, green has the connotation of
    danger and negativeness.

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    Re: negative connotations

    Is it the color green, or the green movement?

    In many countries near the equator, the color green has the connotation of
    danger and negativity.

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    Re: negative connotations

    I don't see an advantage of using "countries near the equator" instead of "tropical countries."
    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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