The bank opens/ at 9 a.m.

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peptidoglycan

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Turkish
Which sentence is correct?

A) The bank opens at 9 a.m.
B) The bank is opened at 9 a.m.
C) Either

The A choice is used mostly. But B, I think, is correct grammatically. Are both the choices correct?

Thanks in advance.
 
  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Both are correct, but A is much more likely to occur than B. Indeed it is difficult to think of a really natural context for B.

    You could also say "The bank is open at 9am."
     

    Melz0r

    Senior Member
    English, England
    The only context where B would sound natural:

    "The bank is opened at 9 a.m. every day by the wrinkly old man who looks after the keys."

    Even that sounds a bit odd.
     

    roxcyn

    Senior Member
    USA
    American English [AmE]
    Which sentence is correct?

    A) The bank opens at 9 a.m.
    B) The bank is opened at 9 a.m.
    C) Either

    The A choice is used mostly. But B, I think, is correct grammatically. Are both the choices correct?

    Thanks in advance.
    A describes when the bank opens. We got there a 6PM the bank is now closed, when does it open? It opens at 9AM tomorrow.

    B descibes when the bank (habitually is opened). I got to the bank at 8:50AM and saw the manger open the bank. I saw on the sign they open at 9AM. The bank is opened at 9AM every day by the bank manager.

    Have a nice day!

    Pablo
     
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