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    #1

    "Was opened" or just "opened"?

    Which one is the correct sentence?
    1. I thought the Grand Central Terminal was opened in the 1913?
    2. I thought Grand Central Terminal opened in the 1913?
    3. I thought Grand Central Terminal was opened in 1913?


    I'm getting confused with the and was in this sentence. Please help, thanks

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    #2

    Re: "Was opened" or just "opened"?

    Number 3 is the only correct sentence.

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    #3

    Re: "Was opened" or just "opened"?

    It's possible that some people might use the article before "Grand Central Station" but it is grammatically incorrect to put the article before "1913".

    It was opened in 1913.
    I was born in 1982.
    The earthquake happened in 2006.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: "Was opened" or just "opened"?

    The official title is "Grand Central Terminal (aka Grand Central Station). The article is incorrect in both cases.

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    #5

    Re: "Was opened" or just "opened"?

    Thanks - as a non-AmE speaker, I wasn't sure.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: "Was opened" or just "opened"?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    You correctly used a question mark after your question: "Which one is the correct sentence?"

    But you accidentally put question marks at the end of your three sentences. As you know, they simply need a period (full stop).

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    Re: "Was opened" or just "opened"?

    Good point, James.

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    Re: "Was opened" or just "opened"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Number 3 is the only correct sentence.
    I've seen some people wrote "Grand Central Station opened in 1931", without was. Is that incorrect?

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    Re: "Was opened" or just "opened"?

    Quote Originally Posted by ucul View Post
    I've seen some people wrote write "Grand Central Station opened in 1931", without was. Is that incorrect?
    That is also correct.

    not a teacher

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