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Are these correct? What do these mean?

1. Talk to you for a minute?
2. Talk to you a minute?
 

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jack said:
Are these correct? What do these mean?

1. Talk to you for a minute?
2. Talk to you a minute?

EX: Can I talk to you (for) a minute?

'for' is often omitted (...), especially if it can be picked up in the context. That is, 'for a minute' is a set phrase. :wink:
 

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What do these mean?
1. The store is opened for 24 hours.
2. The store is opened 24 hours.
 
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1. The store is opened for 24 hours.

When the 24 hours are over, the store will be closed, since 24 hours is how long it will be open for.

2. The store is opened 24 hours.

The store never closes.


Number two isn't quite right, though. It should be -
The store is open 24 hours.
Or, better yet -
2. The store is open 24 hours a day.
 

jack

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The store is open.

I don't understand why it isn't 'opened'. How do you know that this 'to-be' sentence doesn't need to add -ed to 'open?

Are these correct?
1. How do you know that this 'to-be' sentence doesn't need to add -ed to 'open?
2. How do you know this 'to-be' sentence doesn't need to add -ed to 'open?
 

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jack said:
The store is open.

I don't understand why it isn't 'opened'. How do you know that this 'to-be' sentence doesn't need to add -ed to 'open?

Are these correct?
1. How do you know that this 'to-be' sentence doesn't need to add -ed to 'open?
2. How do you know this 'to-be' sentence doesn't need to add -ed to 'open?

Past Participle: The store is opened. (Passive)
Adjective: The store is open. (Active)

There are two words open: 1) The verb open , which has a past participle, opened, and 2) the adjective open.
 
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jack said:
Are these correct?
1. How do you know that this 'to-be' sentence doesn't need to add -ed to 'open?
2. How do you know this 'to-be' sentence doesn't need to add -ed to 'open?
You're asking whether to use 'that' or not?

I'd say they're both correct. 2 is grammatically more correct, but 1 is more common.

I tend to speak like 1 and write like 2.
 

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Out of curiosity, why do you say the second more correct than the first. I can't see much between them.
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jack

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Thanks.

What is the difference in meaning between these two? When would I use the first one?
1. Past Participle: The store is opened. (Passive)
2. Adjective: The store is open. (Active)
 

jack

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What do these mean? I don't really get it. Thanks.

1. How to sell extended warranty for cars.
2. How to sell extended warranty for a car.

3. How to sell a exteneded warranties for cars.
4. How to sell a exteneded warranties for a car.
 
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