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    open area/ open platform

    Hello!
    Explain me, please, what is the principal difference between the phrases "open area" & "open platform".
    Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: open area/ open platform

    In what context do you want to use these phrases?

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    Re: open area/ open platform

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    I've noticed that "explain me" is a common mistake, so I should enlighten our learners!
    "Explain to me" is a correct phrase.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: open area/ open platform

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    I've noticed that "explain me" is a common mistake, so I should enlighten our learners!
    "Explain to me" is a correct phrase.
    This phrase is heard so often, so I haven't even thought whether it is right. Thank you for opening my eyes

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    Re: open area/ open platform

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In what context do you want to use these phrases?
    It is forbidden to leave loaded cars, car and tractor trailers in the garage, as well as in an open areas.

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    #6

    Re: open area/ open platform

    A platform suggests that it is raised up in some way.
    (If they can't be in the garage or in the open, where can they be? That might be helpful to include.)
    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: open area/ open platform

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    A platform suggests that it is raised up in some way.
    (If they can't be in the garage or in the open, where can they be? That might be helpful to include.)
    Thank you for the explanation of the difference.
    About your qyuestion: As I've understood, they should not be left (unattended) in any of these places.

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    Re: open area/ open platform

    Then the sign needs to specify "unattended". I assumed that the relevant point was that they were "loaded" and that if they were empty, they could be left in the garage or in the open.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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