I saw this sentence in a manual book and it didn't seem like an appropriate one.

Could you take a look at the sentence?

"When you close the phone, the keypad lock feature locks the exposed keys so that nothing will happen if the keys are accidentally pressed."

I cannot pinpoint why, but it doesn't sound right. Could you please, improve this sentence for me?

How about "When you close the phone, the exposed keys are locked so that pressing the keys does not affect the operation."


"When you cloe the phone, exposed keys are locked to prevent accidental presses from affecting phone operations."

You can disregard my sentences. Emotion: smile
Hello JTC

I have to admit, the original sounds ok to me. (Though I suppose we would have to see a picture of the phone, to be certain.)

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oh, I didn't mean it was grammatically wrong.

I didn't like that "nothing will happen" part.

Does that sound part appropriate in the 'manual'?
Hello J

Sometimes the writers of manuals deliberately use ordinary phrases – I think that's what the writer meant to do here. "Nothing will happen" is easy to understand; and I suppose it does describe what happens, if the keypad is pressed – nothing!