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    to force open

    How is it correct to say "he force opens the door" or "he forces the door open" or something... I'm completely lost with this word combination "to force open".

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    Re: to force open

    Quote Originally Posted by Marina Gaidar View Post
    How is it correct to say "he force opens the door" or "he forces the door open" or something... I'm completely lost with this word combination "to force open".
    They're both OK and both used. For my part, I would use "He forced the door open".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to force open

    'He forces open the door', not 'he force opens the door'.

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    Re: to force open

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    'He forces open the door', not 'he force opens the door'.
    Oops, I completely missed that while I was looking at the word order.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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