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    Red face verbs that go with curtains and blinds

    Hello everyone,

    I've come across quite some verbs that go with curtains and blinds and I'd like to confirm if they're right. THANKS

    1) Curtains
    - draw the curtain open / draw open the curtain
    - open / close the curtain
    - pull the curtain

    2) Blinds (Venetian)
    - draw up / down
    - pull up / down

    I'm a bit confused how to make things clearly. For instance, if one says draw the curtain, how do I know if it is drawing open or close the curtain (if there are two windows, one has the curtain open the other close). I'm also a bit unsure how open and close collocate with curtains and blinds. Say, can I say the curtain is close / open?

    A BIG THANK YOU

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    Re: verbs that go with curtains and blinds

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    I'm a bit confused how to make things clearly. For instance, if one says draw the curtain, how do I know if it is drawing open or close the curtain (if there are two windows, one has the curtain open the other closed).
    Context will make it clear. For example, if the speaker is clearly disturbed by sun in his/her eyes, then s/he obviously wants the curtain closed. On the other hand, if the words 'draw the curtain' are preceded by, 'It's gloomy in here', then the speaker clearly wants the curtain drawn open.

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    Re: verbs that go with curtains and blinds

    Thanks!

    As for collocation:

    Can the following verbs go with blinds and curtains?

    Pull / draw / open / close ?

    Also, can we say draw the curtains open / close?

    Thanks a lot again

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    Re: verbs that go with curtains and blinds

    In my world, 'drawing a curtain' shuts out the light; so there's no need to say 'draw closed*' (pleonastic) and the verb for opening them is 'open'.

    b

    * PS Note the -d. When curtains are close they are nearby.

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    Thanks

    Thanks all information
    I have a small company in turkey and I was loooking some of word english meaning
    that details help me alot.

    Bogazici | Projection screen, Roller Shades, Vertical Blinds and Wood Blinds Curtains
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