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Dear Ted:

Is there any difference between "redhead" and "redheaded"?

If so, when should I use each of them?

Would you please give me some examples?

Thank you very much for your kind help.

Paolo

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Dear Paolo:

Is there any difference between "redhead" and "redheaded"?

If so, when should I use each of them?

Would you please give me some examples?

*** Usually, "redhead" is a noun, and "redheaded" is the adjective.

EXAMPLES:

Lucille Ball was a very famous redhead.

Thomas Jefferson was also a redhead.

All of her children are redheads.

The redheaded boy stole candy from the store.

She used to be redheaded, but now she is blond.

It is very easy to spot redheaded people in a crowd.

Ted

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