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    Untaught88 is offline Senior Member
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    sombre

    Hi,

    Is "He's a sombre boy" correct?

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    Re: sombre

    It's somber ​in American English and yes, it's OK.
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    Re: sombre

    This thread made me look up the etymology of "sombrero", and I see that it and "sombre" have a common ancestor. Isn't language interesting?

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    Re: sombre

    Umbrella, too.
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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: sombre

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    Is "He's a sombre boy" correct?
    Correct and good IMO.

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