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    Open vs Opened

    Hi!

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct? Check them, please:

    1 - The shops have been open since 8 o'clock in the morning. / The shops are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

    2 - The shops have been opened by us. / The shops are opened every morning by their managers.

    Could you explain your choices, please?

    Thank you!!!
    Liz

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    Re: Open vs Opened

    They're fine grammatically, but The shops have been opened by us- is not a very natural sentence. In most contexts, we'd use the active and say we opened the shops.

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