The initial pronoun "this" refers to an earlier idea in the paragraph, apparently. Whereas if I say this: If you say something like this: You just say " He opened the door himself " as he did, it's past tense and if you want to say the door was already open ed you say it was 'open'. Authority for this note: Please tell me if it is correct to use the preposition in twice.
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I am puzzled, though, about how to describe the relationship between the clauses "This is one reason" and "trustworthiness and character is [sic] important... If you did the action of opening the door or file , then you opened it. The window must be open.
Here, we are asking if the door is moved from the closed position to the open position by an agent which is not mentioned in the question. I realize that in the sentence "the store is OPEN" Open is an adjective, however, should it not be an a verb in the past participle since we are using the auxiliary verb TO BE?
So in your example,. Home Answers English. You know, some verbs in English can be used transitively and intransitively. Reported speech From Nuria, Catalonia. Another possible reason: Yes, we can say and often do that "the store is open," but if we're talking about the actual process of someone opening the doors, we'd say "The store is opened every morning at 8 o'clock.
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Vinayagam, India. Open in your first example is an adjective meaning "not closed or blocked up. My hypothesis is that these differing usages come from pronunciation habits.
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