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    I'm blue<--wrong?

    Wrong: I'm blue.
    Correct: I'm feeling down.
    Dear Teacher,

    Is the expression " I'm blue" wrong or unusually for native English speakers? Thanks.

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    Re: I'm blue<--wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow402 View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    Is the expression " I'm blue" wrong or unusually for native English speakers? Thanks.

    I'm not a teacher, but I'd say that it would be understood by most native speakers. However, I think it would be more normal to hear "I'm feeling blue", and even then the phrase might be out of place in more formal registers. Perhaps less a matter of being intrinsically incorrect, more a case of beig the wrong choice for the setting in which it was being used.


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