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    #1

    She changed colour

    Is the expression "to change colour" meaning "to turn pale/red etc" very common? in English?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #2

    Re: She changed colour

    As always, please give us an entire sentence using the phrase.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: She changed colour

    No. We would say instead "She blushed" meaning her face turned red. If you mean her face went white (pale) we would say "She went pale"

    Hope that helps.
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    Re: She changed colour

    allenman, your post will be restored when the OP has responded to ems's request.

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    I advise you to omit 'expert'.

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    #5

    Re: She changed colour

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As always, please give us an entire sentence using the phrase.
    It's just something like 'When she heard that awful news, she changed colour'.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #6

    Re: She changed colour

    That's not natural. If she heard awful news, she might go/turn pale. If she's embarrassed for some reason, she would "go red" or "blush".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: She changed colour

    If she couldn't breathe, she would turn blue. If her liver failed, she would turn yellow.

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    #8

    Re: She changed colour

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's not natural. If she heard awful news, she might go/turn pale. If she's embarrassed for some reason, she would "go red" or "blush".
    Does it mean "turn red" is not natural, if she's embarrassed?

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