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    #1

    The shop was open/opened when I went there on Sturday.

    Do we use open or opened for a shop when we talk about the past.
    Also tell me about whether we use close or closed in a similar situation.

    When I went there on Saturday, the shop was open.
    When I went there on Saturday, the shop was opened.

    The shop was closed that day when I went there .
    The shop was close that day when I went there.

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    #2

    Re: The shop was open/opened when I went there on Sturday.

    The adjectives are open and closed.

    Close, pronounced with a hard s like "klohss", is also an adjective. The shop is or was close means the shop is, or was, nearby.
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    #3

    Re: The shop was open/opened when I went there on Sturday.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The adjectives are open and closed.

    Close, pronounced with a hard s like "klohss", is also an adjective. The shop is or was close means the shop is, or was, nearby.
    You mean when we say
    The shop was closed. (It means it was shut).
    The shop was close. (it was nearby).

    Both are correct but they have different meanings.

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    #4

    Re: The shop was open/opened when I went there on Sturday.

    Yes
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: The shop was open/opened when I went there on Sturday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Yes
    So we should use
    The shop is open.
    The shop was open.


    "The shop is opened" and "The shop was opened" was grammatically incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: The shop was open/opened when I went there on Sturday.

    "The shop is/was opened" is not grammatically incorrect but it has a different meaning from "The shop is/was open".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The shop was open/opened when I went there on Sturday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    . . . "The shop is opened" and "The shop was opened" was grammatically incorrect.
    Opened is a past-tense verb. "The shop is opened" means someone opened it. It implies that either the shop does not usually open its door to the public on Saturday OR that it was a new shop and Saturday was its first day (its opening day).

    You want the adjective open. It means doing business with the public.
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    Re: The shop was open/opened when I went there on Sturday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Opened is a past-tense verb. "The shop is opened" means someone opened it..
    In 'The shop is opened', opened is a past participle. 'The shop is opened' means that someone opens​ it.

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    Re: The shop was open/opened when I went there on Sturday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq View Post
    The shop was close that day when I went there.
    This sentence doesn't make much sense in most contexts unless you are talking about a mobile shop- most shops are in the same place every day.

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    Re: The shop was open/opened when I went there on Sturday.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In 'The shop is opened', opened is a past participle. 'The shop is opened' means that someone opens​ it.
    Thanks! I needed that!
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