Tatiana
Professional Teacher
colour .... When I suggest "Let's colour smth RED" should I say "colour red" or "colour with red" or "colour in red"? Thank you!Yes, It's children colouring book. Now I see the difference, thank you!
Oct 13, 2018 10:36 AM
Answers · 12
"Let's use the color red" or "let's use red" - (when suggesting a color for coloring for a Childrens book). "Let't use red to paint the wall." Color is american. Colour is commonwealth english/british
October 13, 2018
Yes you can say ''Let's colour something red." this works naturally. Colour with red or colour in red assumes you are doing a colouring activity already and are suggesting red as a choice from other colour choices.
October 13, 2018
You can just say "let's colour this red.". If you want variety, you can also say "let's colour this IN red."
October 13, 2018
I feel like 'colour this red' is a little weird. Is it for children, with a colouring-in book? I would just say 'let's make this red' or 'lets's colour this in red' For painting a wall, etc. 'let's make this red' not using 'colour'
October 13, 2018
What is your context? Are you talking about a children's exercise, or something like painting a wall? As Keith said, it is quite different. If you are painting, then you would usually use 'paint this red'.
October 13, 2018
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Tatiana
Language Skills
English, French, Russian
Learning Language
French