[Grammar] Open Or Opened

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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!

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!

PRACTICE

Results

#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.

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That’s all for today’s [Grammar]!!!

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