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    Is this sentence correct

    Dear All,

    would you please correct the following sentences if they are worng.

    1) The door being remained unopened, the room remains warm.

    2) Being remained unopened, the room remains warm.

    2) There is a need to get a door closer installed in our room, where we sit. Without the door closer, our room remains opened causing our room remain warm / our room being warmed.

    Thanks
    Rajan


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    Re: Is this sentence correct

    In the first sentence you should avoid repeating the verb remain. Try using stays or continues to stay.
    In the second sentence it sounds like the room is the thing remaining unopened. I think you mean door. "2) There is a need to get a door closer installed in our room, where we sit. Without the door closer, our room remains opened causing our room (to) remain warm / our room (to be) warmed."
    I hope this helps you. I put my corrections in parenthesis.

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    #3

    Re: Is this sentence correct

    Thanks for your answers.

    You have suggested to put "to be" in the sentence. However, I think it should be "being (participle) in stead of "to be" as the room is warm.



    Quote Originally Posted by Spagman63 View Post
    In the first sentence you should avoid repeating the verb remain. Try using stays or continues to stay.
    In the second sentence it sounds like the room is the thing remaining unopened. I think you mean door. "2) There is a need to get a door closer installed in our room, where we sit. Without the door closer, our room remains opened causing our room (to) remain warm / our room (to be) warmed."
    I hope this helps you. I put my corrections in parenthesis.

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    #4

    Re: Is this sentence correct

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan View Post
    1) The door being remained unopened, the room remains warm.

    2) Being remained unopened, the room remains warm.

    2) There is a need to get a door closer installed in our room, where we sit. Without the door closer, our room remains opened causing our room remain warm / our room being warmed.
    As a learner I would say this way

    With the door closed, the room stays warm.

    The smaller rooms are easier to warm up.


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    Re: Is this sentence correct

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan View Post
    Dear All,

    would you please correct the following sentences if they are worng.

    1) The door being remained unopened, the room remains warm. This is a very convoluted way of saying "The door staying shut".

    2) Being remained unopened, the room remains warm.

    2) There is a need to get a door closer installed in our room, where we sit. Without the door closer, our room remains opened causing our room remain warm / our room being warmed.

    Thanks
    Rajan
    For #1 and #2, if this is to be put up as a notice, the best way to phrase it is " Please keep the door closed so that the room stays warm".

    For #3, "There is a need to have a door-closer fitted to the door of the room in which we sit. Without this, the door stays open so the room gets cold."

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