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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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

will be opened? or will be open

link comment answered Nov 30 '16 at 03:36 perlita hinagdanan New member

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