I was wondering what the difference between these two similar ways of describing a noun is.
Its color is brown.
It is brown in color.
If they are both proper usage please explain to me which one is use more often. Thank you.
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I would say that "it is brown in color" puts emphasis on the thing itself, while "its color is brown" emphasizes the color.
I would use the first in a context where one wouldn't necessarily describe an object's color (a book's cover, for example), but the second where a reference to color would be expected (like cloth).