Can I write “Its color is brown” when writing about animals? Or “Its brown in color”?

gramar Sentence asked Nov 08 '13 at 19:13 Nav New member

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The first sentence is really unnatural.  I don't think native speakers would ever say that.  The second is fine for writing style.  In spoken English, we would just say "It's brown." or "It's a brown colour." You need the apostrophe for the second sentence because "it's"  means" it is."

link comment answered Nov 13 '13 at 05:22 Caroline Wiggins New member

Sorry, I mean for "written" style!

link comment answered Nov 13 '13 at 05:23 Caroline Wiggins New member

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