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    what color?

    Hi,
    "Jill has bright red hair."
    I'd like to make a question for "bright red". Please tell me if it is correct?
    => What colour of the hair does Jill have?
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    #2

    Re: what color?

    Whatís the colour of Jillís hair?

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    #3

    Re: what color?

    Thank you, Reemy.
    I'd like the question beginning with "What colour"?
    What could I do?


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    #4

    Re: what color?

    What colour hair does Jill have?

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    #5

    Re: what color?

    What colour is Jill's hair?

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    #6

    Re: what color?

    Quote Originally Posted by naomimalan View Post
    What colour hair does Jill have?
    Thank you, naomimalan.
    Please tell me if "colour hair" is a compound noun or is "colour" an adjective modifying "hair"?
    Thanks.

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    #7

    Re: what color?

    What colour manifests itself upon gazing at Jill's hair?

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    #8

    Re: what color?

    Thank you, Raymott, for your suggestion but could you answer my question in the previous post?

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    #9

    Re: what color?

    Quote Originally Posted by mylevt View Post
    Thank you, Raymott, for your suggestion but could you answer my question in the previous post?
    "Colour" is a noun, not an adjective. "Colour hair" is not a compound noun.
    "What colour hair does Jill have?" means "What colour (of) hair does Jill have"

    An analogy is:
    "What size shoes do you wear?" Size is a noun, not an adjective; and "size shoes" is not a compound noun.

    The pattern is "What noun (of) noun verb..." but the "of" is left out.
    Sometimes you can't leave out the "of", as in "What kind of person is she?"
    You might get away with "What type person is she?".

    But they're all nouns.

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    Re: what color?

    Thank you, Raymott, so much.
    To me, it is a satisfactory explanation.

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