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    #1

    repainted or painted over

    Hello.


    In the future, the ship will probably be repainted in the ship-owner’s traditional colours.


    Is the above sentence properly formulated or should I write: In the future, the ship will probably be painted over in the ship-owner’s traditional colours.


    Your opinion would be highly apreciated.


    Thank you.

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    Re: repainted or painted over

    Repainted is the right word. We use "painted over" when we're covering something up: I painted over the graffiti.
    I am not a teacher.

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