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    open/opened close/closed

    Hi,
    please could you explain to me where to use open/opened, close/closed?
    Thanks a lot.
    T.

    The park is open. why not opened?
    The park is closed. why not close?


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    Re: open/opened close/closed

    Quote Originally Posted by Tapies View Post
    Hi,
    please could you explain to me where to use open/opened, close/closed?
    Thanks a lot.
    T.

    The park is open. why not opened?
    The park is closed. why not close?
    The park is open now [current status = present tense]; the park is/has closed [past action = past tense].

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    Re: open/opened close/closed

    Hi Anglika,

    I thought that "The park is closed." means The park is closed now [current status = present tense].

    I see, as a [past action = past tense], e.g. this "The park was/has closed.".

    ???

    Sorry for bothering,
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    Re: open/opened close/closed

    "Closed" in this sentence is an adjective describing the status of the park.

    The closing of the park took place in the past, even though the statement is in the present - It is closing = present action; It is closed = past action, stated now and indicating the status of the park.

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    Re: open/opened close/closed

    Ok, thanks.

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    Re: open/opened close/closed

    Quote Originally Posted by Tapies View Post
    Hi Anglika,

    I thought that "The park is closed." means The park is closed now [current status = present tense].

    I see, as a [past action = past tense], e.g. this "The park was/has closed.".

    ???

    Sorry for bothering,
    T.
    Forget the verbs and tenses. Both open and closed are adjectives - a closed park, an open park. They are not past participles.
    When you close a park, it is closed. It has been closed, but that's not the point.
    When you open a park, it is open. It has been opened, but that's not the point either.
    The forms of the adjectives are different. That's the confusion.

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