“Is Closed” or “Is Close”?? “Is Opened” or “Is Open”?? – What’s the difference?


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The word CLOSED can be a verb, an adjective, and also an adverb. Consider the following sentences:

1. The door is closed.

“is closed” indicates a state of being (closed is functioned as an adjective) — The door is not open; the door is shut.

 

2. The door is close.

“is close” indicates location — The door is nearby; the door is not far from here.

 

3. She has closed the door.

“has closed” indicates the use of present perfect tense in the sentence; “closed” is the past perfect of the verb close.

 

4. The door was closed by her.

“was closed” indicates the passive voice.

Active : She closed the door.

Passive: The door was closed by her.

 

5. They hid behind closed door.

“closed door” is a noun phrase; “closed” is served as an adjective modifying the noun “door”.

 

The word OPEN can be a verb and also an adjective. Take a look at the following sentences:

1. The door is open.

“is open” indicates an open state; the door is not closed (open is functioned as an adjective).

 

2. The door is opened automatically.

“is opened automatically” indicates the process of opening the door; it is a passive voice. (Opened is the past participle of the verb open).

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