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    Talking If the colour you want is not a custom colour.

    1) If the colour you want is not a custom colour/outside of the color selection for this car then you have to buy it and repaint it the color you want.
    2) The boy kept the ball in the drawer and not remember it was there.(Can I say not remember?).
    3) The customer called to report missing items from the order. The driver who delivered the food said the customer received the items. I had to call the customer to verify his claim about/on not receiving the items/ verify his claim
    That he did not receive the missing items. (Can I say verify his claim?).


    I hope somebody can help me correct the mistakes in the sentences if there are any mistake

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    Re: If the colour you want is not a custom colour.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    1) If the colour you want is not a custom colour/outside of the color selection for this car then you have to buy it and repaint it the color you want. I think the first option is better, but have I understood it correctly? Also, please try and be consistent in your spelling of color/colour. :)
    2) The boy kept the ball in the drawer and not remember it was there.(Can I say not remember?). No, you can say didn't remember or forgot
    3) The customer called to report missing items from the order. The driver who delivered the food said the customer received the items. I had to call the customer to verify his claim about/on not receiving the items/ verify his claim that he did not receive the missing items. (Can I say verify his claim?). Yes, the first and third options are correct.


    I hope somebody can help me correct the mistakes in the sentences if there are any mistake
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    Re: If the colour you want is not a custom colour.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jit833 View Post
    ... (Can I say verify his claim?).


    ...
    It's a pretty strong collocation. Of the 208 'verify + <any-noun>'s in COCA, 'verify claims' comes 7th.

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    Re: If the colour you want is not a custom colour.

    A "custom colour" is a colour which is not offered as a standard choice for the car. It is one you have to specifically request.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If the colour you want is not a custom colour.

    , but I assumed (perhaps wrongly) that the text in the OP came from a marketing document, and the manufacturer was abusing the term. I thought that they were trying to make 'custom' mean the same as la carte - there's a choice, but a limited one. I suspect this may be behind the term 'custom-kitchen' in the song Money for Nothing, based on a conversation Mark Knopfler overheard in a US store.

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