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    Question Pink is my favorite color.

    Could you please check the following sentences?

    Pink is my favorite color. I got my bedroom painted in pink because it has a calming and tenderness effect on me. It also reminds me of the color of blossom when it is spring. In addition, it brings all sweet memories from my childhood when I was given a big beer which was pink in color. Since then, that color has become my favorite one.

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    Re: Pink is my favorite color.

    Quote Originally Posted by yi-ing View Post
    Could you please check the following sentences?

    Pink is my favorite color. I got my bedroom painted in pink because it has a calming and tenderness soothing effect on me. It also reminds me of the color of spring blossom. when it is spring. In addition, it brings back all the sweet memories from my childhood when I was given a big pink beer bear. which was pink in color. Since then, that color has become been my favorite. one.
    Please see my corrections above. Although I love the idea of you being given pink beer when you were a child, I'm sure you meant bear!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Pink is my favorite color.

    Thanks so much Emsrd2d. Could you please check the following lines too?

    The color pink represents romance and charm. In fact, it is said that if pink is your favorite color, you are loving, kind, generous and sensitive to the needs of others, as well as being romantic. This color
    is not aggressive like red, but rather suggests safety and vulnerability. It is a very contradictory as well. I mean, its meaning can depend greatly on the culture and context in which it is presented. It can be linked/associated to/with feminine and masculine, shallowness and tenderness and many other things.

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    Re: Pink is my favorite color.

    Quote Originally Posted by yi-ing View Post
    Thanks so much Emsrd2d. Could you please check the following lines too?

    The color pink represents romance and charm. In fact, it is said that if pink is your favorite color, you are loving, kind, generous, and sensitive to the needs of others, as well as being and romantic. This color
    is not aggressive like red, but rather suggests safety and vulnerability. It is a very contradictory as well. What I mean by this is that its meaning can depend greatly on the culture and context in which it is presented. It can be linked/associated to/with femininity and masculinity, shallowness and tenderness, and many other things.
    See above. I'd use "associated with" near the end where you offered choices.
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    Re: Pink is my favorite color.

    Thanks Thanks Thanks so much. It was helpful, great and informative. How fast you are at correcting Emsrd2d.

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    Re: Pink is my favorite color.

    Note that it should be:

    spring blossoms

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    Re: Pink is my favorite color.

    Blossom works in BrE.

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    Re: Pink is my favorite color.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Note that it should be:

    spring blossoms


    Tarheel, why are you so bigoted and fanatic on American English language? I have noticed that when you are making some corrections on people's essays, whenever you see the BrE words immediately replace it with its AmE counterparts without stating it to learners. This makes learners believe that the BrE words are wrong and also makes them confused. You did it again here. I also haven't notice such behavior among British teachers here. In fact, if American English language exists now it is because of British English that has been existed a long time ago.

    Last edited by yi-ing; 09-Oct-2017 at 12:30.

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    Re: Pink is my favorite color.

    Quote Originally Posted by yi-ing View Post


    Tarheel, why are you so bigoted and fanatic on American English language? I have noticed that when you are making some corrections on people's essays, whenever you see the BrE words immediately replace it with its AmE counterparts without stating it to learners. This makes learners believe that the BrE words are wrong and also makes them confused. You did it again here. I also haven't notice such behavior among British teachers here. In fact, if American English language exists now it is because of British English that has been existed a long time ago.

    I think that's a little harsh, particularly the beginning. However, I agree that it is not necessarily helpful to make corrections without stating that one is giving the correct version in one's particular variant. Unless it's a really obvious spelling error (one that would be an error in all variants), I'm careful to write "That would be XXX in BrE".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Pink is my favorite color.

    Please don't throw words like bigoted around; it doesn't make for a happy forum. If someone says something that reflects one variant, someone else will be along to give a different view. Many of the minute variations between the variants of English may not be widely known. I only found this one out today in this thread. No one is trying to drive one variant home at the expense of others. People use their language. This can lead occasionally to minor misunderstandings. It's not bigotry.
    Last edited by Tdol; 09-Oct-2017 at 16:55. Reason: typo

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