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    How do you count "curtains"?

    Hello,

    Again another possibly silly question from me. How do you count "curtains"? Do you count one piece of cloth on one side of the window as one curtain? OR Do you count one curtain (both sides) per window?

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    Re: How do you count "curtains"?

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post
    Hello,

    Again another possibly silly question from me. How do you count "curtains"? Do you count one piece of cloth on one side of the window as one curtain? OR Do you count one curtain (both sides) per window?

    Thank you.

    Nawee
    We usually hang a pair of curtains at our windows.

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    Re: How do you count "curtains"?

    But a pair of curtains consists, of course, of two curtains. You can count them. So one curtain hangs on the left and one curtain hangs on the right. In the case of my sitting room bay window, I have three curtains!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: How do you count "curtains"?

    Curtains? Bay window? Luxury!!! When I were a lad, I lived in a cardboard box with a hole cut out for a window....
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    Re: How do you count "curtains"?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    We usually hang a pair of curtains at our windows.
    I would hang curtains on my windows.

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    Re: How do you count "curtains"?

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I would hang curtains on my windows.
    We'd never do that in BrE. It must be'at'.

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    Re: How do you count "curtains"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    Curtains? Bay window? Luxury!!! When I were a lad, I lived in a cardboard box with a hole cut out for a window....
    For those who are wondering about this, see here.

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    Re: How do you count "curtains"?

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    Curtains? Bay window? Luxury!!! When I were a lad, I lived in a cardboard box with a hole cut out for a window....
    You were lucky! We lived in a hole with a cardboard box for a roof, we didn't have any of your sissy windows!

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    Re: How do you count "curtains"?

    Roof! What we would have given for a roof in our stagnant pond.

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    Stagnant pond?

    Luxury. In our cess pond, ...

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