Thu 14 Mar, 2019 10:29 pm
My house has a pair of gates. If both gates were open, should I say "Could you close the gates, please" OR "Could you close the gate, please"?
Similarly, do I say "Could you close the door, please" OR "Could you close the doors, please"? if both doors are open.
If you want more than one door/gate/drawer closed than use the plural. Doors, gates, drawers...
If only one door/gate/drawer is to be closed, then you would use the singular.
I know you're not asking about this, but I would change "could" to "would."