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    Am I right to say that a gate restricts entrance externally and a door restricts entrance internally ?

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    Default Re: gate vs door

    I have moved your post to a new thread, al-anwaar. Please do not tack questions on to an existing thread if they have nothing to do with the topic being discussed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al-anwaar View Post
    Am I right to say that a gate restricts entrance externally and a door restricts entrance internally ?

    Generally a door is internal, however a gate can be both internal and external. A baby gate is a good example of this.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al-anwaar View Post
    Am I right to say that a gate restricts entrance externally and a door restricts entrance internally-?
    Please note, al-anwaar, that a space before the question mark isnít allowed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Please note, al-anwaar, that a space before the question mark isn’t allowed.


    It's not that it's not allowed. It's that it's not proper punctuation.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Default Re: gate vs door

    For the most part, I agree with you that gates are external. A gate restricts access to a yard, a field, or any outdoor space. There are some exceptions, some of them technical, such as waste gate or sluice gate. But baby gate, pointed out by Haniballl, is the only one I can think of that actually brings a gate inside the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    For the most part, I agree with you that gates are external. A gate restricts access to a yard, a field, or any outdoor space. There are some exceptions, some of them technical, such as waste gate or sluice gate. But baby gate, pointed out by Haniballl, is the only one I can think of that actually brings a gate inside the house.

    I was also thinking of a cell gate in a prison. In movies etc I've heard them called gates and doors, so I'm not sure how you would categorise that.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Good one mate. I stand corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    I was also thinking of a cell gate in a prison. In movies etc I've heard them called gates and doors, so I'm not sure how you would categorise that.
    Your reply calls attention to another distinction: gates are openwork They are collections of horizontal and vertical members, whereas doors are solid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Your reply calls attention to another distinction: gates are openwork They are collections of horizontal and vertical members, whereas doors are solid.
    But not all doors are solid though. Screendoors? They may have mesh on them, but so do some gates.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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