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    bieasy is offline Senior Member
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    skin or skins?

    Hi,

    Do you say: "People from Africa have black skin" or should I write "skins"

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    Re: skin or skins?

    Skin.
    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: skin or skins?

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Do you say: "People from Africa have black skin" or should I write "skins"
    Be aware that your statement is untrue. You might like to add "Some" at the beginning.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: skin or skins?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Be aware that your statement is untrue. You might like to add "Some" at the beginning.
    ........and bieasy, you might want to use the current, politically correct term, "have dark skin" or are dark-skinned".

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    bieasy is offline Senior Member
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    Re: skin or skins?

    Sure.

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    Re: skin or skins?

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    ........and bieasy, you might want to use the current, politically correct term, "have dark skin" or are dark-skinned".
    I have to say that's not a politically correct term in the UK.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: skin or skins?

    "Dark skin" is not the same as "black skin" in French or Portuguese. "Morena" & "negra"

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