Learn English – How to say four different colors for five different items using “one”, “another”, “the other”?


Am I saying this correctly?

There are five items in four different colors. One is in red, another is in yellow, another is in green, and the others are in black.

Also, can I say:

Two items are in black, and each of the rest is in red, yellow, and green.

And, can “the” be omitted before “two items”?

Best Answer

Much less formal, but less wordy: "There are five items in 4 different colors: one red, one yellow, one green, and two black."