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    The store that opened up downtown sells aboriginal art.

    The store that opened up downtown sells aboriginal art. (Live ABC - Advanced Vocabulary Builder for English Exams)
    Is this sentence correct? What does "opened up downtown" mean? Does it mean "to start a new business downtown"? Thanks!

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    Re: The store that opened up downtown sells aboriginal art.

    Yes. It means "began to do business".
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    Re: The store that opened up downtown sells aboriginal art.

    "Opened up" means the same as "opened for the first time" or, as GoesStation said, "began/started to do business". "Downtown" indicates where it is within the town/city in which it's located.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The store that opened up downtown sells aboriginal art.

    Can I say it like this? - "The store that opens up downtown sells aboriginal art."

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    Re: The store that opened up downtown sells aboriginal art.

    Quote Originally Posted by z7655431 View Post
    Can I say it like this? - "The store that opens up downtown sells aboriginal art."
    I can't think of a context where that would work. You could say The store that is opening (or "that's opening) downtown sells aboriginal art. I'm afraid I can't explain why, but that's opening up downtown would not be natural.
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    Re: The store that opened up downtown sells aboriginal art.

    I don't see how that could work. The shop is already open so the past tense is appropriate. I can't think of a context in which the present tense would work.

    The store that will open up downtown next week sells aboriginal art.
    The store that is opening downtown tomorrow sells aboriginal art.
    The store that opened up downtown [yesterday/last week/last month] sells aboriginal art.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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