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    open: verb or adjective?

    If I want to say there are different possibilities available to me, should I say

    - "I am open to various possibilities" (adjective)
    or
    - "I am opened to various possibilities" (verb)

    I have problem deciding the part of speech to be used in this sentence. Could someone explain the usage for me? Thanks a lot!!


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    Re: open: verb or adjective?

    The first is the correct one.#

    You could say " I have opened the discussion about the various possibilities" - but it does not have exactly the same meaning.

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    Re: open: verb or adjective?

    Quote Originally Posted by ckcgordon View Post
    If I want to say there are different possibilities available to me, should I say

    - "I am open to various possibilities." is correct but does not have the meaning of your explanation above.
    Being open to something means that you are willing to consider that (possibility)(option). If I understand your meaning correctly, "option" is the better word.
    You can have many options, but only be open to a limitted number of them.

    If you want to mean 'There are (different)(several)(many) options available to me.', say that.
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    Last edited by 2006; 02-Mar-2008 at 21:59. Reason: correct punctuation

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    Re: open: verb or adjective?

    Thanks for your explanation, Anglika and 2006

    2006, you understand my meaning correctly. "There are different options available to me" is exactly what I wanted to say in fact.

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