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    Question Please, tell the difference

    Am I correct guessing the different meanings between..?

    <She has brown hair> : Her hair is all brown

    and

    <She has brown hairs> : some of her hair is brown.
    (or, is this ungrammatical sentence?)

    Help me, please!!


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    Re: Please, tell the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by hoho View Post
    Am I correct guessing the different meanings between..?

    <She has brown hair> : Her hair is all brown

    and

    <She has brown hairs> : some of her hair is brown.
    (or, is this ungrammatical sentence?)

    Help me, please!!
    Your guess is right.
    The second example indeed implies the fact that only some of her hair is brown.

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    Re: Please, tell the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by hoho View Post
    Am I correct guessing the different meanings between..?

    <She has brown hair> : Her hair is all brown

    and

    <She has brown hairs> : some of her hair is brown.
    (or, is this ungrammatical sentence?)

    Help me, please!!
    Hoho, welcome to the forum!

    Yes! 'She has brown hair.' (Her hair is all brown.)

    Too ambiguous: 'She has brown hairs.' Women would not like this description, Hoho! You might say, 'She has a combination of auburn and black hair.' or 'She has blonde hair with streaks of gray.'

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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