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    How to describe this scene

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    Dear Teachers,

    How to describe this scene? Is it ok to say: the lawn is closed off to keep people off it?

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    Re: How to describe this scene

    Yes.

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    #3

    Re: How to describe this scene

    Can 'sealed off' be used too?

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    #4

    Re: How to describe this scene

    No. The grassed area is fenced off.

    It's obvious that that bit of plastic chain-link is useless for preventing anybody from venturing onto the grass. It's just a token attempt to appeal to the populace to stay off it.

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    Re: How to describe this scene

    I'd say "fenced off" as well.
    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: How to describe this scene

    I'd say "roped off".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to describe this scene

    I was going to say "roped off" but I looked harder and it seems to be a chain. So "chained off" but not "roped off." At least, I think it's a chain.
    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: How to describe this scene

    I agree but on the same basis, it's not fenced off. That's definitely not a fence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How to describe this scene

    thank you all teachers! I'll go with "chained off" then.

    Appreciate your help very much!

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    Re: How to describe this scene

    I don't see why it can't be roped off when a chain is used- it sounds fine to me.

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