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    #1

    Gloss

    I have tried to use the word "gloss" in these sentences. Please would you correct my mistakes and tell me if I have used them correctly.

    1. When the journalists scratched the gloss of the new government some unpleasant facts appeared.
    2. Public usually see the gloss of sport, but the dark side of it is usually concealed.
    3. The gloss of her red silk dress shimmered in the light.

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    Re: Gloss

    You've used the noun correctly. Look here.https://education.yahoo.com/referenc...ry/entry/gloss

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    Re: Gloss

    1 and 2 are fine. I don't particularly like 3. I think "Her red silk dress shimmered in the light" is sufficient. Most people know what silk looks like. At a push, you might say her "glossy red silk dress" but I don't think "the gloss of her silk dress" works.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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