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    I have my door locked/ I have locked my door

    Dear teachers,
    Are my both above expressions correct and natural and do they mean same?

    Thanks.

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    Re: I have my door locked/ I have locked my door

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Dear teachers,
    Are my both above expressions correct and natural and do they mean same?

    Thanks.
    "I have my door locked" is not very natural.

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    Re: I have my door locked/ I have locked my door

    I have my door locked. 'have' is present tense. It has a similar meaning, in this sentence, to 'keep', which is the verb I would use.. The speaker's door is unlocked only when the speaker is going through it. At other times, it is always locked.
    I have locked my door. 'have locked' is present perfect. The locking of the door is something the speaker has carried out fairly recently. As a consequence, the door is now locked.

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