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    Please close the door of the car is this right

    Please correct these sentences:
    1) Please close the door of the car
    2) Please open the door of the car
    3) Please open the window(of the car)
    4) Please shut the window (of the car)
    5) Who left the window open ? (of the car )
    6) Please start the car or Please key the car

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    Re: Please close the door of the car is this right

    More natural to me would be
    Please open [or close] the car door [or window].

    There is nothing ungrammatical about your #1 - #4. I just wouldn't say them.

    5 is fine.
    6 - Don't use "key." (There is something called keying a car, but it's when you deliberately ruin the paint job of a car by running your keys along the side. It's an act of vandalism.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Please close the door of the car is this right

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    More natural to me would be
    Please open [or close] the car door [or window].

    There is nothing ungrammatical about your #1 - #4. I just wouldn't say them.

    5 is fine.
    6 - Don't use "key." (There is something called keying a car, but it's when you deliberately ruin the paint job of a car by running your keys along the side. It's an act of vandalism.)
    Ok so can you please tell how would you say the first 4 sentences in an advance level english,also you said car door so can it be car's door and if not than why ,please.also can this sentence be much better , He was locking the car and He was shutting the door
    Last edited by battery; 27-May-2010 at 04:23.

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    Re: Please close the door of the car is this right

    As I said, simply say:
    Please close the car door.
    Please close the car window.
    Please open the car door.
    Please open the car window.

    Often we use a noun as an adjective for things like this. The car door, not the car's door. The building entrance, not the building's entrance. The kitchen window, the table leg, the bathroom mirror, etc.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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