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Are the following expressions suitable while asking someone to cover and uncover the window with the blinds?

  • spread the blinds over the window

  • pull away the blinds

Secondly, how to ask someone to move forward one step or move back one step?

Could someone update me as I have never come across any suitable usage for the above situations?

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Your phrases would be understandable, but typically we raise or lower blinds.

We can also draw the blinds, which can mean movement in either direction, as in drawing the curtains.

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The sentences you have given are not necessarily incorrect, but they sound a little unnatural as they are literal directions. It would be better to use a singular verb just to combine everything you are trying to say. For example:

  • Can you draw the blinds? (closing)
  • Can you pull the blinds to (closing)
  • Can you shut the blinds? (closing)
  • Can you open the blinds? (opening)

I am not entirely sure of the context of your second question but to me, "can you move a step forwards/backwards?" sounds like a good option.

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  • Your second bullet point is peculiar - is that a complete thought? If so, I have never heard the expression before ("Pull the blinds to")
    – Adam
    Oct 31 '19 at 21:34

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