Brighten and lighten

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crystal chan

New Member
Wonder if the grammar of the following is correct to form a complete sentence?

"Skin brightened up, mood lightened up!"

Want to say when one's skin is brightened up, one's mood will naturally be lightened up. Also want to keep a simple and symmetrical sentence structure.

  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    It's OK and would be just as good (perhaps better) if "up" were deleted.

    I'm used to translating adverts for beauty products and I'm sure that the manufacturers know what it means to "brighten" skin, even if their customers wouldn't necessarily use the word. NOT the same as skin lightening, which means turning a brown skin paler.
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