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    terrenziqq is offline Junior Member
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    Default verb "Open" V.S. adj "open"

    The store opened at 7 a.m. yesterday.
    The store was open at 7 a.m. yesterday.
    Which one do you native speakers prefer?

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    Default Re: verb "Open" V.S. adj "open"

    Hi,

    the two have different meanings.

    "The store opened at 7 a.m. yesterday"
    =
    At 7 a.m. the owner/employee opened the store.


    "The store was open at 7 a.m. yesterday."
    =
    At 7 a.m. the store was open. It could have opened at 6 a.m. though.

    Hope that's clear,

    Paul
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