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    When I have a runny nose, can I say that my nose is running?

    When I have a runny nose, can I say that my nose is running?

    Thanks.

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    Re: When I have a runny nose, can I say that my nose is running?

    Yes.

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    Re: When I have a runny nose, can I say that my nose is running?

    Where I live, many people refer to 'runny nose' as 'running nose'.

    Do native speakers also say 'running nose'?

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    Last edited by kohyoongliat; 06-Nov-2013 at 16:47.

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    Re: When I have a runny nose, can I say that my nose is running?

    Not where I live. You have a runny nose.
    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: When I have a runny nose, can I say that my nose is running?

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    When I have a runny nose, can I say that my nose is running?

    Thanks.
    ...but not 'I have a running nose'.

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    Re: When I have a runny nose, can I say that my nose is running?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    ...but not 'I have a running nose'.

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    It has been said that humans are strange because our noses run and our feet smell.

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