opens / is open / is opened> from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

sky753

Senior Member
Chinese
Hello Everyone,


I would like to know here of the three sentences about open which sentence is most standard in daily spoken English ? And what are the differences among them ?

The department store opens from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m..
The department store is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m..
The department store is opened from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m..( I myself feel the sentence is seldom used in spoken English and is generally wrong. can you give your opinions here?)

Best regards

Sky
 
  • Florentia52

    Modwoman in the attic
    English - United States
    Only your second sentence is correct.

    The store opens at 8 a.m.

    The store is opened by one of the employees at 8 a.m.

    The store is open from 8 a-m. until 9 p.m.
     

    DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    No - I would disagree with Florentia here: I've seen both the first and second versions being used. In the absence of any additional context I'd say "opens" tends to denote what the usual or normal hours are, whereas "is open" could include something like "today" as being an exception to the normal pattern.
     
    < Previous | Next >
    Top