General Writing and Grammar Help/Which is correct?

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Dear Ted,

Thank you very much for your prompt reply each time!

I would like to ask you which of the following sentences is correct?

1. I have a running nose.
2. I have a runny nose.

Or both are right?

Thanks! And God bless you!

Walden

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Dear Walden:

Thank you very much for your prompt reply each time!

*** You are very welcome.  I try to answer as soon as possible.

I would like to ask you which of the following sentences is correct?

1. I have a running nose.
2. I have a runny nose.

Or both are right?

*** The two words are synonyms.  Either is correct.  I prefer "runny" when describing a nose.  But, other people use "running."

Thanks! And God bless you!

*** And may you also be blessed.

Ted

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Ted Nesbitt

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I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.

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B. A. and M. A in English; MSIS in Library & Information Sciences; graduate study in philosophy

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