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Lv 6

Which word is correct?

He painted the walls only weeks ago, but they are (fading / paling) already.


8 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    If a colour is ''becoming less bright'' then the correct word is FADING.

    PALING means something else altogether.

    Pailing means ''becoming less important over time''

    as in ''His idea was paling into insignificance''.

  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    adjective. conforming to fact or truth; free from error; accurate: a correct answer. in accordance with an acknowledged or accepted standard; proper: correct behavior.

  • 2 months ago

    The better word is "fading". But it's not the walls that are fading, so it would be better to say "but the paint is fading already" or "but the colour is fading already".

  • 2 months ago

    Fading--Though it actually the paint, not wall that is fading. But the sentence is correct.

    Paling--Refers to some thing becoming less important  over time.

    Source(s): Native Americ as n English speaker.
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  • 2 months ago

    "Paling" in this sense is used only with faces. "His face paled at the gruesome sight." 

  • 2 months ago

    the walls aren't what is fading, the paint is fading.  fading means to lose color intensity.  paling means to turn white (whitish, more like white).

  • 2 months ago

    the usually used word in this context is fading

  • 2 months ago

    Flaking or peeling would be correct. Paling means something else.

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