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    The new school opens next year

    When you say "The new school opens next year", it means "a physically new building of a school will open its door to students". right? And "New school opens next year" probably doesn't make sense as it should mean "A new shool year will begin next year".
    Does "open" have only a physical meaning other than "beginning a new semester or a new school year"?

    Q6 - ____ opens next year.

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    Re: The new school opens next year

    "The new school opens next year" does indeed mean that a new school will be inaugurated. The buildings need not necessarily be new, but the institution, the school, must be new.

    If you were talking about the school year, you would probably say "The new school year begins" and then give an indication of the date, for example "on (date)" or "in (month or season)".

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    Re: The new school opens next year

    Thanks a lot! So, "New school opens next year." never makes sense. right?

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    Re: The new school opens next year

    It should never be used because its meaning is unclear.

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    Re: The new school opens next year

    You might see "New school opens next year" as a local newspaper headline if there is indeed a new school (building or institution) scheduled to open the following year, and the story is of interest to the local community.
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    Re: The new school opens next year

    I think the abbreviation of (a or the) in "New school..." is because it's a newspaper, where short expressions are quite needed to save space, so as probus said, in normal usage, it would be vague, I guess.

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    Re: The new school opens next year

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I think the abbreviation of (a or the) in "New school..." is because it's a newspaper, where short expressions are quite needed to save space, so as probus said, in normal usage, it would be vague, I guess.
    Yes, that's why I specified in my post that you might see it as a newspaper headline.
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