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    A..G.. is offline Newbie
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    Roses

    Hello!
    Tell me please, what option is right?
    Long roses or tall roses?
    Thank You in advance!

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    Re: Roses

    Quote Originally Posted by A..G.. View Post
    Hello!

    Tell me please, what which option is right?

    "Long roses" or "tall roses"?

    Thank you in advance!
    I would say that when a rosebush is still growing in the ground, you could say "tall roses". Once they have been cut from the bush and bunched together for sale, then they are "long roses" or "long-stemmed roses". It is really the stem which is long/tall, not the actual rose (the flower).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Roses

    Quote Originally Posted by A..G.. View Post
    Hello!
    Tell me please, what option is right?
    Long roses or tall roses?
    Thank You in advance!
    It depends on the context. If the roses were growing in a garden I might refer to them as being tall roses. If they were in a store I might refer to them as being long stemmed roses.

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