Retired English Teacher
Please take a look at the sentence below:
My dad's car is (A. black, B. black color, C. a black color, D. black in color".
I know that A is correct and natural, but I am not sure whether B, C and D are natural too? I think that 'color' in B is redundant, and that 'in color' in D is also redundant and verbose. Please correct me if I am wrong. Thank you.
Last edited by maoyueh; 09-Jan-2014 at 23:38.
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
I think C is reasonable to use. There are many shades of black, as any artist knows - the only real black being the total absence of light. So, I don't think this is any worse than "a blue/red/etc. colour". B is the only absolutely wrong answer.
A is the most obvious and common answer, and hence the correct one for the purpose at hand.