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    Oceanlike is offline Senior Member
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    the beach is close/closed

    Due to bad weather, the beach is close/closed.


    Can both close and closed be correct? One as a verb, the other as an adjective? I don't know.

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    GoesStation is offline Moderator
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    Re: the beach is close/closed

    Only closed is correct. If you write close, readers will see it as the adjective meaning "nearby", pronounced like "klohss". That wouldn't make sense. (Note that the verb close​ also wouldn't work there.)
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