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    to unclose the lock

    Doesn't it sound somewhat awkward "to unclose the lock"?

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    Re: to unclose the lock

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    Doesn't it sound somewhat awkward "to unclose the lock"?
    It's not just awkward and unnatural, it's incorrect. We "open the lock" or "unlock the lock", although the second is a bit clunky too. If there is a lock on something, we usually say "to unlock + object".

    I unlocked the door.
    He unlocked the treasure chest.
    They unlocked the window.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: to unclose the lock

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's not just awkward and unnatural, it's incorrect. We "open the lock" or "unlock the lock", although the second is a bit clunky too. If there is a lock on something, we usually say "to unlock + object".

    I unlocked the door.
    He unlocked the treasure chest.
    They unlocked the window.
    I thought so! Thanks!

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