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What colour do you like?

Do you think the answers below are grammatically correct?

1) I like the blue colour.

2) I like blue colour.

3) I like the colour blue.

Thanks.

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What colour do you like? OK

Do you think the answers below are grammatically correct?

1) I like the blue colour. No.

2) I like blue colour. No, but you can say "I like blue".

3) I like the colour blue. OK

Thanks.

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CJ

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( 3) is good but wordy.

Mostly we say: I like blue, or simply "blue."

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Hi, thanks for answering the question. I’m confused about (3), blue is a colour and would it be redundant if It is repeated. Very much appreciated if you would help explain, thanks.

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I like the colour blue.

Normally blue + noun means that the colour of that thing is blue.

I like the blue car.
I like the blue flower.

But it does not work in a sentence where "colour" is the object.

A postpositive modifier is used.

I like the color (which is) blue.


Here is an example of a context for your sentence. Point to one of the squares:

I like that blue color. (You point to baby blue, indigo blue or turquoise blue).


Thanks so much. I have never heard of postmodifier until your explanation gave me the chance to learn about it. I searched for it and read some of its explanation and examples. It’s a really good lesson for me, thank you.