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  1. Marina Gaidar's Avatar
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    A strong iron portcullis is sliding up

    How is it correct to say "A strong iron portcullis is sliding up" or "Is being raised" or "Is rising"? Or maybe all the variants are possible? Which one sounds more natural?

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    Re: A strong iron portcullis is sliding up

    Portcullises are usually raised.

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    Re: A strong iron portcullis is sliding up

    It would probably be a "heavy iron portcullis", not "strong". It's not completely impossible, just unlikely.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A strong iron portcullis is sliding up

    I've never had the occasion to use the word "portcullis."

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    Re: A strong iron portcullis is sliding up

    I've only just replaced mine (it was getting a bit rusty) with gates. I suppose I'll have to think about renewing the drawbridge next year.

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