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    John looked out the window. The slopes were covered in snow.

    Is this correct and natural?

    John looked out the window. The slopes were covered in snow. The mountains were curtained by a low ceiling of clouds.

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    Re: John looked out the window. The slopes were covered in snow.

    What way do the curtains in your house hang?

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    Re: John looked out the window. The slopes were covered in snow.

    Something can't be curtained by a ceiling of anything. Curtains hang in front of something. A ceiling is above something.

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    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: John looked out the window. The slopes were covered in snow.

    I was trying to see if I could use "curtain" as a verb in that way. I found this example from a book by a British author:

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    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...page&q&f=false

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    Re: John looked out the window. The slopes were covered in snow.

    In the previous post, I was trying to explain why I wrote what I wrote in the first post.

    If emsr2d2 and jutfrank say using curtain doesn't work that way, then I won't use it.

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    Re: John looked out the window. The slopes were covered in snow.

    I understand that you borrowed the use of curtain from that particular text.

    What we're trying to teach you here is to be more responsible for your own creative imagery.

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