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What phrasing would you use if you want to say you put a sticker on top of something else (e.g. a picture) in such a way that the picture is covered entirely? I feel like both 'to put a sticker on top of...' and 'to put a sticker over...' aren't 100% natural.

Instinctively, saying 'to put a sticker over top of...' feels like the best way to say it to me. Searching that on google does yield results, but then, so do 'on top of' and 'over'.

Thanks!

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Kuba 908What phrasing would you use if you want to say you put a sticker on top of something else (e.g. a picture) in such a way that the picture is covered entirely?

I'd say it almost the same way as you just did.

I put a sticker over it so that it was completely covered.

CJ

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It depends on what the rest of the sentence looks like. The permutations are legion. All three phrases work just fine in general. You yourself chose "on top of" it must be noted.

By the way, "overtop" is one word, not two, and it is US English in this meaning. Also, "overtop" does not take "of". You put a sticker overtop a picture.

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