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According to Cobuild, gold is only a noun,
- She is wearing a gold shirt.

while golden is only an adjective.
-a golden chain with a golden locket

Is there any difference when gold is used as a color, while golden is modifying the color? :?:
 

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Then do you think if there are any differences when you say "a gold shirt"
instead of "a golden shirt"?
 

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No. I do think gold shirt is more likely to be used.
 

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I wouldn't say 'golden' there, but would for hair. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
I wouldn't say 'golden' there, but would for hair. ;-)

As in golden-haired boy?

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Her hair is golden. She has golden hair. They both sound OK, but I'd use the the second morw. ;-)
 
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