So I feel like "prop open the door" is correct over "prop the door open" because the former splits the verbs, but the latter sounds better to me, for reasons I don't know. Is either correct over the other?
Prop the door open
sounds correct, and open here is an adverb, not a verb. I would say it is the same structure as
Hold the door open
Keep the door open
We (well, at least I) don't say
Hold open the door or
Keep open the door.
protected by tchrist♦ Feb 15 '17 at 14:07
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