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    Smile What colors are seen most around Christmas time?

    What colors are seen most around Christmas time?
    What colors are seen most often at Christmas time?



    Do both of the above versions sound right and mean the same? Thanks.

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    Re: What colors are seen most around Christmas time?

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    What colors are seen most around Christmas time?
    What colors are seen most often at Christmas time?



    Do both of the above versions sound right and mean the same? Thanks.
    Angli,

    You could get by with either sentence.
    What colors are seen most often at Christmas time?... is more precise. I personally don't like the sound of 'most around'!

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

    Cheers,
    Amigos4

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    Re: What colors are seen most around Christmas time?

    Thanks, Amigos4.
    Got it.

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    Re: What colors are seen most around Christmas time?

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Amigos4.
    Got it.
    Angli,
    Change the sentences and see what sounds best to you?
    Examples:
    What brands of automobiles are seen most around the classic auto shows?
    What brands of automobiles are seen most often at the classic auto shows?

    Which sentence is more pleasing to your ear?

    Cheers,
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    Re: What colors are seen most around Christmas time?

    Thanks, Amigos4.
    Got it.

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    Re: What colors are seen most around Christmas time?

    As others are saying, both are good sentences but "at" seems a bit more precise.

    A cultural note.
    "Christmas time" is heavily commercialized in Canada, and the Christmas sales and advertising seem to begin earlier every year.
    Our biggest department store in downtown Toronto began playing Christmas music on October 30 this year!

    btw, Merry Christmas!
    edward

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    What colors are seen most around Christmas time?
    What colors are seen most often at Christmas time?



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    Smile Re: What colors are seen most around Christmas time?

    Quote Originally Posted by baqarah131 View Post
    As others are saying, both are good sentences but "at" seems a bit more precise.

    A cultural note.
    "Christmas time" is heavily commercialized in Canada, and the Christmas sales and advertising seem to begin earlier every year.
    Our biggest department store in downtown Toronto began playing Christmas music on October 30 this year!

    btw, Merry Christmas!
    edward
    Thanks, Edward, for your greetings.
    Now I'm listening to Christmas carols in Formosa, and enjoy the happy atmosphere of the holiday season.
    And you're so kind to wish us Merry Christmas.

    You too! And Merry Christmas to everyone!

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