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    Boards were moved about and built as a platform for painters

    Hello all users!
    A workmate of mine asked me today to translte the following sentence from Polish into English for him.
    The sentence reads as follows"
    Boards were moved about and built as a platform for painters to stand on while painting; the boards were taken out after the work.
    What is your opinion?
    Thank you.
    Context.
    The boards referred to were used as a platform to enable painters to stand on them while they were doing their work or, in other words, so that they could stand on them during their work.

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    Re: Boards were moved about and built as a platform for painters

    I think you can assume that to build a platform, the boards would have to be moved about, and also that painters paint.
    "The boards were used to build a temporary platform for the painters to work on."

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    Re: Boards were moved about and built as a platform for painters

    I'd probably use the word 'scaffold' or 'scaffolding' in place of 'platform'. They are specific words for this context.
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