have opened or have been opened?

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Ziza

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Catalan
Hi everybody!

Which sentence is better? I'd say both are correct, but I'm not sure.

Since then over 25,000 restaurants have been opened or have opened


Muchas gracias!

Un saludo!!:)
 
  • Chaska Ñawi

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    Both are correct.

    20,000 restaurants have been opened, being in the passive voice, suggests that they were a franchise or chain, whose opening was ordained by some head office.

    20,000 restaurants opened, being in the active voice, suggests that these restaurants opened independently.
     
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