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    #1

    It's noisy with the window open/opened and too hot with the window close/closed.

    'It's noisy with the window open/opened and too hot with the window close/closed. '


    I think the answers are 'opened' and 'closed' and wonder if I am right.

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    #2

    Re: It's noisy with the window open/opened and too hot with the window close/closed.

    Both open and opened are possible; open is far more likely, in my opinion. Close is not possible.

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    #3

    Re: It's noisy with the window open/opened and too hot with the window close/closed.

    It's a common cause of confusion among learners. The two most frequently used descriptions for doors and windows are "open" and "closed". Learners get confused because "closed" looks like a past participle and they assume that the opposite of "closed" must end
    "-ed". However, the two adjectives are simply "open" and "closed".

    Of course, the verbs "to open" and "to close" have forms which end "-ed".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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