A new account opening⁄opening a new account

lingkky

Senior Member
chinese
“Some money is required for a new bank account opening.”

“Some money is required for opening a new bank account.”


Are both sentence structures correct?
Do they have the same meaning?
 
  • boozer

    Senior Member
    Bulgarian
    No.
    In your first example 'opening' is a noun, as in 'job opening'. Makes no sense really. Even if it could be seen as a present participle, it would suggest that bank accounts open up of their their own accord, when the time is ripe for that to happen. :)
     

    Linkway

    Senior Member
    British English
    Some money is required to open a new bank account.
    I agree with "to open", but if the context is, for example, a formal document issued by a bank, I think "some money" is too vague.

    Try:

    “An initial deposit is required to open a new bank account."
     
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