have opened or have been opened?

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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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