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Hi,

Could you help me with this?

1) The shop is open from xxx to xxxx. OR The shop is opened from xxx to xxxx??

2) Someone wrote " The shop is open from xxxx up to ...... Is it correct? I would omit the word UP, but is it completely wrong?

3) Someone wrote "I like all the castle". I understand what she meant, but this structure sounds unidiomatic. I would have written something like: I like the whole castle for example. Any suggestion? Is the original version completely wrong or acceptable?

Thank you in advance.
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Hi,

Could you help me with this?

1) The shop is open from xxx to xx. This is correct. 'Open' describes the state of the shop during that period.

OR The shop is opened from xxx to xx?? No. Think of 'is opened' as 'the owner unlocks the door'.

eg The shop is opened at 9am every day (by the owner).

2) Someone wrote " The shop is open from xx up to .. Is it correct? I would omit the word UP, but is it completely wrong? You can say 'opened up'. 'Up' just adds a a bit of informal emphasis.

But don't say 'open up'.

3) Someone wrote "I like all the castle". I understand what she meant, but this structure sounds unidiomatic. I would have written something like: I like the whole castle for example. Any suggestion? Is the original version completely wrong or acceptable? It's acceptable, but your suggestion is better.

Clive
Thank you Clive, very much!!!!!

In number 2: I wanted to know if he could say from xxxx up to xxxxx. I corrected him from xxxx to xxxxx but I was not sure. I did not mean open up, but fromxxx up to xxxx

Thank you again
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Hi,

The shop is open from 9 am up to 11 pm.

You could say that.

'Up to xxx' suggests that xxx is a surprisingly late time.

We often say 'right up to xxx'.

Clive
GREAT !!! MANY THANKS!!!
Hi,

so why the shop is closed all night? not close
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AnonymousHi,
so why the shop is closed all night? not close
The opposite of 'open' is 'closed'.
Can't I say "The shop opens from xxxx to yyyyy instead of "The shop is open from xxxx to yyyy"?
moon7296Can't I say "The shop opens from xxxx to yyyyy instead of "The shop is open from xxxx to yyyy"?
No. Not unless you want to suggest the crazy action of repeatedly opening the shop (which implies repeated closing as well). Emotion: smile

This is approximately the kind of thing you would be suggesting:

The cuckoo clock opens and closes 24 times a day. When it opens a carved figure in the shape of a bird comes out, makes a noise, and then goes back in as the clock closes again.

CJ
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