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    #1

    Which are the correct sentences?

    I like red.

    I like the colour red.

    I like red colour.

    Which are the correct sentences?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Which are the correct sentences?

    The first two are fine. The third is not.

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    #3

    Re: Which are the correct sentences?

    So, we can't say: "I've always liked the red colour (in general, not in some specific thing)." ?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #4

    Re: Which are the correct sentences?

    No.

    Tan Ekaine, a better title would have been 'I like red'.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    Rover

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    #5

    Re: Which are the correct sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    So, we can't say: "I've always liked the red colour (in general, not in some specific thing)." ?
    "I like the​ red colour" wasn't in the original list. The third item was "I like red colour" which, as probus said, is not correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which are the correct sentences?

    If you were looking at new cars or new dresses, for example, you could say "I like the red color," but you would be referring to the color of a particular item, not about liking the color red in general.

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    Re: Which are the correct sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    If you were looking at new cars or new dresses, for example, you could say "I like the red color," but you would be referring to the color of a particular item, not about liking the color red in general.
    Is "red" an adjective here? I think "the color red" means "the color which is red" but not sure about this.

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    Re: Which are the correct sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Is "red" an adjective here? I think "the color red" means "the color which is red" but not sure about this.
    I see it as "red" being a noun and "the color" being an adjective.

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    Re: Which are the correct sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Is "red" an adjective here? I think "the color red" means "the color which is red" but not sure about this.
    In my view, the noun is "color" and "red" is a modifier telling us which color.

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