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    Default open/opened... close/closed

    Dear Teachers,

    I'm wondering what the differences are in the following sentences? I know (a) sounds awkward, but what about (b), (c)? open/opened... close/closed...

    (a) ???The mall is opened five days a week.
    (b) The mall is open five days a week.
    (c) The mall opens five days a week.

    (d) Many malls are closed on Mondays.
    (e) Many malls closes on Mondays.

    Hope someone can clear up my doubt.
    Any insightful explanation appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

    Jay

    Confused in ROK

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    With the exception of a), which you've already noted, all sound fine. Please note, (e) Many malls [plural noun] close [plural verb] Mondays.

    (b) The mall is open five days a week. (i.e., not closed)
    (c) The mall opens five days a week. (i.e., opens its doors/stores)

    (d) Many malls are closed on Mondays. (i.e., not open)
    (e) Many malls close on Mondays. (i.e, close their doors/stores)

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    Default Re: open/opened... close/closed

    This is not too bad if you use it as a passive:

    The mall is opened five days a week <by the Keyguard Security Company and on Saturday by Safewatch>.

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    thanks everybody!

    I really appreciate your comments!

    Have an excellent day!

    jay

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    You're welcome.

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