linguoboy wrote:Woods wrote:linguoboy wrote:Woods wrote:I don't like the "redundancy" of saying "slightly ajar" that linguoboy mentioned. But I really want the person reading to imagine that the door is very slightly opened - so if we have to use the extra words, maybe I could add "whether it's fully opened or very slightly ajar"?
You asked what sounded good to native speakers. This is what sounds best to me.
Does the very add anything there or is it too much?
Honestly I hadn’t noticed that you’d added it. That should give you an idea how little difference it makes.
Okay, but if you don't mind it, I'm leaving it there :)