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Hi,

Please consider these comments.

1. The department store will open on Jan. 1 next year. This could simply mean that you can shop there on the New Year holiday.

2. The department store will be opened on Jan. 1 next year. This sounds like it's a new store that will commence business on Jan. 1.

3. You might also consider The department store will be open on Jan. 1, which could mean either #1 or #2.

Best wishes, Clive

In sentence #2 past participle opened is used as an adjective and in sentence #3 open is also used as an adjective. Right?
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1. The department store will open on Jan. 1 next year. This could simply mean that you can shop there on the New Year holiday.
2. The department store will be opened on Jan. 1 next year. This sounds like it's a new store that will commence business on Jan. 1.

3. You might also consider The department store will be open on Jan. 1, which could mean either #1 or #2.

In sentence #2 past participle opened is used as an adjective and in sentence #3 open is also used as an adjective. Right?
In sentence 2 opened is used as a past participle.
In sentence 3, open is used an adjective.


Yoong Liat:

In sentence 2 opened is used as a past participle.

Hi Yoong,

Yes, opened is used as a past participle but that past participle is functioning as an adjective just like gone in he is gone. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Yoong Liat:
In sentence 2 opened is used as a past participle.

Hi Yoong,

Yes, opened is used as a past participle but that past participle is functioning as an adjective just like gone in he is gone. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
2. The department store will be opened on Jan.1 next year.
"Opened" here is not an adjective. It is a past participle.
The management will open the department store on Jan 1 next year. (Active Voice)
"Open" here is a verb.

The department store will be opened (by the management) on Jan 1. (Passive Voice)
So "opened" in "will be opened" is a past participle.

I hope my explanation is clear enough.
Hi Jackson

As Clive noted in his original explanation, this sentence suggests a specific type of action:
"This sounds like it's a new store that will commence business on Jan. 1."
(i.e. The owners will open their new store for the first time on Jan. 1).

So, 'will be opened' is the future form of the verb 'open' in the passive voice.

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Sorry, Yoong Liat. I didn't see your post until after I posted. I agree with you.
Of course if instead of 'opened' you used 'shut', you could have a problem!

Puzzled
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Of course if instead of 'opened' you used 'shut', you could have a problem!

Puzzled
Yes, and especially in American English -- since people would tend be a bit mystified by that use of 'shut' anyway. Emotion: wink
YankeeYes, and especially in American English -- since people would tend be a bit mystified by that use of 'shut' anyway. Emotion: wink
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