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    Can I say "his face flushed red with anger"

    Can I say "his face flushed red with anger" ?
    I saw this sentence somewhere.
    Does it imply "flush" is a linking verb and red is the adj. which is the complement of the subject "his face" ?

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    Re: Can I say "his face flushed red with anger"

    You can indeed.

    'Does it imply "flush" is a linking verb and red is the adj. which is the complement of the subject "his face" '"

    No. It simply means he was so angry his face got red. And by the way you can omit the "red". "He flushed" means his face turned red.
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    Re: Can I say "his face flushed red with anger"

    Quote Originally Posted by georgelee12071981 View Post
    Can I say "his face flushed red with anger" ?
    I saw this sentence somewhere.
    Does it imply "flush" is a linking verb and red is the adj. which is the complement of the subject "his face" ?

    Thank you
    We don't usually use "flushed red" because turning red is a meaning of "flush'.

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    Re: Can I say "his face flushed red with anger"

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    Re: Can I say "his face flushed red with anger"

    Quote Originally Posted by georgelee12071981 View Post
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