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    "Tinge"

    I am wondering if I have correctly used the word "tinge" in these sentences. Please, would you correct my mistakes.

    1. The late afternoon sun tinged her long wavy hair with gold.
    2. John could sense a tinge of jealousy in her wife's voice.
    3. Her eyes shone with a tinge of sadness.

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    Re: "Tinge"

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if I have correctly used the word "tinge" in these sentences. Please, would you correct my mistakes.

    1. The late afternoon sun tinged her long wavy hair with gold.
    2. John could sense a tinge of jealousy in her wife's voice.
    3. Her eyes shone with a tinge of sadness.
    Yes, they are OK.

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    #3

    Re: "Tinge"

    I expect you meant '...in his wife's voice'.

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    Re: "Tinge"

    Probably, but not necessarily, these days.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-Jan-2014 at 17:45. Reason: Typo

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    Re: "Tinge"

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Probably, but not necessarily, these days.
    I agree that "her wife's voice" is entirely likely these days. However, I've yet to meet a woman called John. (Give it time.)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: "Tinge"

    Some Scots pronounce Joan something like I pronounce John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I agree that "her wife's voice" is entirely likely these days. However, I've yet to meet a woman called John. (Give it time.)
    You are right. I responded to Rover's post rather than checking the original sentence. 'Her wife' is very unlikely when we are speaking about a John.

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    Re: "Tinge"

    John's own wife might actually not have anything to do with this.
    It all could very well be far more complicated than one would think.
    Especially these days.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-Jan-2014 at 20:16. Reason: typo
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    Re: "Tinge"

    I didn't notice the "her".

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    Re: "Tinge"

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterValk View Post
    John's own wife might actually not have anything to do with this.
    It all could very well be far more complicated than one would think.
    Unless we are suggesting a rather unlikely context, that is unlikely. We'd need some such context as John sensing a tinge of jealousy in the female married partner of a woman who referred to that partner as her wife. It's not impossible, but it's rather more likely, without more context, that 'her' was a typo for 'his' and that it's John's wife who is referred to.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 24-Jan-2014 at 22:03.

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