Opened or open ?


(This store shouldn't be opened here ?)Is the sentence correct ?

asked May 29 '13 at 19:09 Ghada New member

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Yes, except there should not be a space before the question mark.

This store shouldn't be opened here?


Alternately, depending upon context, you could also say:

This store shouldn't be opening here?


Personal note- I hate contractions outside of dialogue. And, depending on the dialogue, I still avoid them if the statement's emphasis is on "NOT." I would write it as:

This store should not be opened here?

link answered May 29 '13 at 19:19 Tony Proano Expert

No no sorry i write question mark by mistake . It's not a questionFor example i hate a store and it opened last week and i want to say (this store should not be opening here) Is this correct ?

GhadaMay 29 '13 at 19:33

I didn't even notice, and feel bad for not pointing that out. I look back at my post and realize I did it myself, TWICE! Apparently I did not have enough coffee this morning.

Tony ProanoMay 30 '13 at 03:50

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The store should not have opened here. (The store has already opened,)

The store should not be opening here. (The store is in the process of opening.)

link comment answered May 29 '13 at 21:11 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

In your question, the difference is between a passive VERB 'be opened' and an adjective OPEN. This meanbs that the difference between 'opened'and 'open' is the semantic and functional difference between a verb and an adjective. 'The store is OPEN' uses an adjective that modifies the meaning of 'store'. The store coukd also be 'closed' (past participle adjective) or 'huge' or 'local'; however, when you use 'be OPENED' in your example, you are using a verb - this does not modify the meaning of 'store'; it describes the action (passive verb) of which store is the subject. Hope this helps a tad.

link comment answered May 31 '13 at 02:59 Ahmad Barnard Expert

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