Opened or open ?
(This store shouldn't be opened here ?)Is the sentence correct ?
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|
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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