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    #1

    lush or leafy jungle

    Hello.

    Can I use "lush" or "leafy" to describe a jungle? I mean is it not a miscollocation since we already know a jungle is lush by nature?

    Are these okay?

    1. There is a lush jungle near the village.

    2. There is a leafy jungle near the village.

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    Re: lush or leafy jungle

    You certainly can't use leafy, no.

    You don't really need to describe a jungle as lush, either, do you? Why would you do that?

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    Re: lush or leafy jungle

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    You don't really need to describe a jungle as lush, either, do you? Why would you do that?
    To put emphasis on the fact that there are a lot of healthy trees in the jungle.

    You once told me I can check collocation dictionaries. I did and for lush I found jungle:

    https://collocations.enacademic.com/10802/lush

    I also have heard "lush garden".

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    #4

    Re: lush or leafy jungle

    You're confused, Alp. The village is right in the middle of the jungle.


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    #5

    Re: lush or leafy jungle

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Hello.

    Can I use "lush" or "leafy" to describe a jungle? I mean is it not a miscollocation since we already know a jungle is lush by nature?

    Are these okay?

    1. There is a lush jungle near the village.

    2. There is a leafy jungle near the village.
    I like lush better. Some jungles are more lush than others, but they all have leaves. Otherwise, they wouldn't be jungles.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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