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    hair colour or colour hair?

    I've seen in an English teaching book the expression "colour hair". Until now I was only using "hair colour". Are both accepted?
    Thank you!

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    Re: hair colour or colour hair?

    Both are possible. We need more context before we can say if one is incorrect.

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    Re: hair colour or colour hair?

    The sentence containing "colour hair" was:"That girl has the same colour hair as me".
    Therefore, both forms are correct. Thank you!

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    Re: hair colour or colour hair?

    'That girl has the same colour hair as me' is fine.

    'Hair colour' can also mean 'hair dye', so you need to be aware that
    'That girl has the same hair colour as me' may be misinterpreted.

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