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    #1

    checking

    Are the following sentences correct?

    1. Drape the curtains properly.
    2. Put the curtains right.
    3. Slide the curtains.

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    #2

    Re: checking

    In the dialect I speak, sentences 1 and 3 are fine; sentence 2 is more idiomatic (put something right) than standard.

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    #3

    Re: checking

    My wife's always telling me to 'put the curtains right.

    Also you can say 'draw the curtains'

    Reminds me of the old joke:

    A man went to see a psychiatrist:

    Doctor what's the matter with me? I think I'm a set of curtains.

    Doctor: Pull yourself together!

    Boom boom!


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    #4

    Re: checking

    Ha-ha!


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    #5

    Re: checking

    Many thanks to both of you for your help!


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    #6

    Re: checking

    hahaha...

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