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    Am I Using This Word Correctly In These Sentences?

    Am I using connote properly in these sentences?
    A nicely finished kitchen connotes hard work
    The all black clothing on the young boy connoted depression, anxiety and other possible mental-illnesses.

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    Re: Am I Using This Word Correctly In These Sentences?

    They sound alright to me.
    "Mental illness" isn't hyphenated, though you could hyphenate "nicely-finished".

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    Re: Am I Using This Word Correctly In These Sentences?

    The first doesn't sound very natural to me, though.

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    Re: Am I Using This Word Correctly In These Sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The first doesn't sound very natural to me, though.
    Me neither.
    A nicely finished kitchen is a result of hard work.

    I thought the word "connote" is used with things like words, ideas, etc., things which are abstract rather than physical.
    http://fraze.it/n_search.jsp?hardm=1...&p=1&q=connote
    Last edited by tedmc; 15-Jul-2015 at 05:31.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Am I Using This Word Correctly In These Sentences?

    How about 'A nicely finished kitchen signifies hard work'?

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Am I Using This Word Correctly In These Sentences?

    123englishme, please note that a better title would have been Am I using 'connote' correctly in these sentences?

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: Am I Using This Word Correctly In These Sentences?

    Isn't 'connotes' almost as saying 'shows'?
    Last edited by mawes12; 15-Jul-2015 at 11:25.

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    Re: Am I Using This Word Correctly In These Sentences?

    I think it is not so much 'shows' as 'suggests', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Am I Using This Word Correctly In These Sentences?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think it is not so much 'shows' as 'suggests', but I am not a teacher.
    even though to me, it is the same, let's see what others will say.

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    Re: Am I Using This Word Correctly In These Sentences?

    I agree with Matthew.

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