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Emily Short

Release 5

Chapter 4 - Special Doors and Barriers

Section 1 - Door Descriptions and Knocking

The description of a door is usually "[if open][The item described] stand[s] open[otherwise if locked]Closed and locked[otherwise][Cap it-they of the item described] [is-are] closed[end if]."

Understand "knock on [door]" as knocking on. Knocking on is an action applying to one thing. Understand "knock on [something]" as attacking.

Check knocking on an open door:

say "It's open: [you] could just go in." instead.

Check knocking on a door:

let far side be the other side of the noun;

if the far side does not enclose someone:

say "No one answers. It must be empty." instead.

Report knocking on a door:

if the noun is unlocked:

say "'It's unlocked,' says a voice from inside.";

otherwise:

say "No one answers."