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    roll up/down

    Hi,
    In old cars, there were handles for windows, so we could roll up/down the windows.
    But in modern cars, we have buttons for windows. My question is what verb do we use instead of roll up/down?

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    Re: roll up/down

    I can't find it at the moment but the same subject was covered as a sideline in a thread a while ago. I still use "wind the window up/down" even with the electric button. I also hear "do the window up" (but not "down"). Otherwise, these days it's much simpler to say "Open the window" and "Close the window".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: roll up/down

    I can't find it at the moment but the same subject was covered as a sideline in a thread a while ago.
    Did you mean this thread?
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/e...sal-verbs.html

    I didn't read it before but I have just searched it based on what you said.

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    #4

    Re: roll up/down

    I still "roll down" the window, just as I "hang up" the phone.
    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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