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    #1

    Usage of "nuance"

    "appears to change color due to different nuances as the day goes by."

    Does the above sound right?

    How would you change it to make it better English?

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    #2

    Re: Usage of "nuance"

    No, it doesn't sound right. We could help you better if you gave more context.
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    #3

    Re: Usage of "nuance"

    "the building appears to change color due to different nuances as the day goes by."

    PS

    While I'm waiting...

    "Changing nuances of the color of the marble give the building different appearances, as the day goes by."

    Is this better?


    Thanks
    Last edited by qimqim; 13-Apr-2016 at 08:24.

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    #4

    Re: Usage of "nuance"

    Do you mean that the colour appears to alter through the day because of differences in the light as the position of the sun in the sky changes?
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    #5

    Re: Usage of "nuance"

    Nuance means difference, so I don't think it is correct to say "different nuances".

    How about:

    As the day goes by, the marble of the building displays nuances of colour with changing light conditions.
    Last edited by tedmc; 13-Apr-2016 at 09:33.
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    #6

    Re: Usage of "nuance"

    Many thanks, that will just fine.

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    #7

    Re: Usage of "nuance"

    Many thanks, that will be/do just fine.
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