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Could whichever of these four words be used in such a sentence as this below?
"Finally a touch of verdure / verdancy / greenness / greenery on my concrete balcony."
Thank you, bhaisahab.
I've picked out these four words from a dictionary. We have only the one word for this meaning in Slovak language. Could those other three words be used when speaking about a large amount of green plants and trees? For example:
"There is plenty of verdure / verdancy / greeness in our town", or should I stick with the word "greenery" for every case?
I'd just use 'green', both in your original sentence and in your last one.
OK, thank you, 5jj.
However I still am curious in what context are those other words used. Are they not used only exist in dictionaries? Are they too formal or bookish?
I probably haven't used verdure or verdancy since I was at university, trying to impress my tutors with my lush vocabulary. I can't for the moment think of a natural sentence in which I'd use greenness. I might use greenery of plants on my balcony; I would use green of the colour of my furniture or walls.
Thank you for the suggestion, Rover, but before I created that sentence I was searching with Google and also on "fraze.it". There were many sentences using all four words, but as we know, the google search results are often written by non-native English speakers, and that's why I don't trust them always, except online dictionaries. I was confused with such an amount of search results and rather asked here.