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    #1

    laid himself open

    Which are correct:
    1) He had laid himself open to be attacked.

    2) He had laid himself open for being attacked.

    3) The products are ready to buy.
    4) The products are ready to be bought.
    5) The products are ready for buying.

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    #2

    Re: laid himself open

    I would say laid himself open to attack.

    3-5 are OK.

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    #3

    Re: laid himself open

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would say laid himself open to attack.
    When I read laid himself open, I wonder what kind of knife he used. The phrase should be left​ himself open to attack.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: laid himself open

    The first two seem to be saying the person is ambushing himself. For 3-5 I would say:

    The products are ready for sale.

    OR

    The products are ready to be sold.

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    #5

    Re: laid himself open

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    When I read laid himself open, I wonder what kind of knife he used. The phrase should be left​ himself open to attack.
    Laid can also be used- it doesn't sound wrong to me. It may be a BrE thing, but I have seen it used.

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