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    Close or closed ; open or opened

    Dear Teacher,

    Please explain a bit the right usage for open, opened, close or closed.

    Which is correct in a dialogue:

    "What time is your shop closed?" or "What time does your shop close?"
    "What time is your shop opened?" or "what time does your shop open?"

    "Are you opened on public holidays?" or "Do you open on public holidays?"

    Thank you.

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    Re: Close or closed ; open or opened

    "What time does your shop close?"
    "What time does your shop open?"
    "Do you open on public holidays?"
    "Are you open on public holidays?"
    "Are you closed on public holidays?"
    "Do you open later on public holidays?"
    "Do you close earlier on public holidays?"


    The verbs are 'open and 'close'. We use these to talk about the act.
    The adjective are 'open and 'closed'. We use these when we talk about the state.

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