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    A Few Inches Open

    Suppose the context is a sliding window:

    "The window was open a few inches."
    "The window was opened a few inches."

    "The window was a few inches open."
    "The window was a few inches opened."

    I have two questions. First, should I use the adjective "open" or the verb-participle "opened"? Second, should "a few inches" come before or after "open/opened"?

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    Re: A Few Inches Open

    Quote Originally Posted by merch View Post
    "The window was open a few inches."
    "The window was opened a few inches."
    The first is fine for a state - the window had been opened earlier.
    The second is fine for an event - someone opened the window.

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    Re: A Few Inches Open

    Is "be a few inches open" very different from "be open a few inches"?

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    Re: A Few Inches Open

    Clone of banned user.

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    Re: A Few Inches Open

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