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    Is Open or Opens

    Hi teachers,

    Would like to ask the difference between:
    The door is open ...
    The door opens ...

    Are both of them have the same meaning eventhough the structure is different? If they are different, can you give me the sample phrase that would fit in each sentence? Thanks.


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    Re: Is Open or Opens

    Quote Originally Posted by s3thdy View Post
    Hi teachers,

    Would like to ask the difference between:
    The door is open ...
    The door opens ...
    .
    The first sentence describes a state; the second sentence describes an action.

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    Cool Re: Is Open or Opens

    The door is open. --> It is already open = Someone opened it.
    The door opens. --> It opens & shuts itself by itself, for example, in case of wind or electric doors as in elevators.

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