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    red with emotion / red from activity (ing form)

    Hello.

    I have always wondered if there is a rule for distinguishing " red with emotion " from " red from activity ".

    What do you think of my proposals?

    A) You are very red on the face. What is wrong?
    B) I have just quarrelled with my nextdoor neighbour.
    I am red with anger.

    A) You are very red on the face. What is wrong?
    B) I have been keeping my head down because of a ball that fell down the well.

    What do you make of it?

    Thank you.

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    Re: red with emotion / red from activity (ing form)

    The first is OK. I don't get the second.

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    Re: red with emotion / red from activity (ing form)

    In BrE, it's "red in​ the face".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: red with emotion / red from activity (ing form)

    There are many causes for a red face - rage, embarrassment, alcohol, cold, stress, and more but I'm not aware of any differentiation in terms regarding the cause.

    There are a lot of synonyms for a red face, but they don't necessarily reflect the cause. Personally, I like the words 'ruddy', 'flush', and 'florid'.

    I always associate 'ruddy' with drinking, but that's probably just my personal association, not a standard.
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    Re: red with emotion / red from activity (ing form)

    For me "blushing" is due to embarrassment and "flushing" is a reaction to certain food/drink or exercise.
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    Re: red with emotion / red from activity (ing form)

    How about This example:

    Her eyes were red from crying.

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    Re: red with emotion / red from activity (ing form)

    That's fine (although there was no need to capitalise "this" in your first sentence and it should have finished with a question mark).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: red with emotion / red from activity (ing form)

    I would like to tell you a stupid joke related to the green colour.

    The husband in the joke is a grocer.

    HUSBAND) I need to paint this wall green. First, I will put a ladder against the wall. Please keep the ladder steady.

    WIFE) I will. Here is your green paint.

    H) (He splashes the green paint all over his body).

    W) (Wife says jokingly). Now you are a greengrocer.

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