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Everyone has a favourite colour. We [tend / mend] to stick with just one colour throughout our lives. A new study has found that the most [commonly / common] favourite colour is blue. The BBC in the U.K. looked at [what / how] and why people like one colour more than [other / another] . There were two main findings in the research. One was that a majority [of / to] people around the world like the colour blue [must / most] . The other finding was that people change the colours they like as they get [oldest / older] . The researchers said our experiences in life [change / chance] the way we feel about colour. In particular, people often like darker colours [as / was] they get older. The studies showed that dark yellowish-brown was the world's [least / lost] liked colour.

The BBC looked [onto / into] studies from two universities in the USA. They said blue has been a favourite [since / from] research began on colour [on / in] the 1800s. The researchers said most people's experiences of blue [be / are] positive. Many colours in nature that we [love / lovely] are blue, especially a blue sky, the sea and many flowers. A blue sky is [plenty / enough] to make many people very happy. The researchers say one of the only negative associations with blue was [on / in] the English language. In English, people say they "have the [blues / blue] " or are "feeling blue," meaning they are [sad / sadly] . One factor in choosing a favourite colour was a sports team. Many people like the colour their team they support plays [in / on] .

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