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03-06-2007, 12:00 PM
Can I say:

1. The flowers are a pale yellow.
2. Her eyes are a lovely brown.
3. The dress is a pretty blue.

If yes - why?! does it change the meaning of the adjective phrase?!

Indefinite article is not generally used with plural nouns and with isolated adjectives (e.g. "He is a handsome" is ungrammatical) - that's what so confuses me...

I will be very grateful for your help.