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- The door is open.
- The door is opened.
Why does the first sentence use “open” while the second use “opened”? Is “opened” a verb or an adjective?
In today’s [Grammar] we are going to explain the difference between “open” and “opened”. Let’s go!
1. Open As Adjective
“Open” as an adjective means “not closed”:
I stopped the car when I realised that the door was open.
He was breathing through his open mouth.
2. Open as Verb
“Open” can also be a verb, “opened” is its past form.
Mr Chen opened the car door for his wife.
The bridge was opened by the Queen. (To perform a ceremony showing that the bridge can be used.)
Therefore, “open” is both a verb and an adjective, and “opened” is the past form of the verb “open”.
Have you already known the difference between “open” and “opened”? Don’t worry, we prepare a quiz for you👇it is time to show yourself!
#1. The hall of the house was ______ to the sky.
#2. The road will be ______ again in a few hours after police have cleared it.
That’s all for today’s [Grammar]!!!