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Passives

There are sentences like "Our factory was opened..." in this lesson. Is "opened" really correct form?

November 15, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/kacenka9

Pro trpny rod je. 'Otevřena"

November 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Zdenek007

To ano, ale ptal jsem se na angličtinu. Určitě je správně "was opened"? Tato odpověď je vyžadována v několika větách v lekci Passives. Např. ve větě: "Our factory was opened fifty years ago."

Měl jsem za to, že správně je "was open". Viz výklad: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/open-or-opened

November 16, 2017

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It was open = It was not closed. (two states: open, closed)
It was opened. = Someone opened it.
The factory was opened fifteen years ago (opened is the correct form here, it means someone opened it then).
Fifteen years ago, the factory was open. Now it is closed. (open is correct as well, but the meaning is different.)

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Zdenek007

Thank you very much for your detailed explanation. This is something new for me...

November 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/standelf

Není zač. Nema na čemu.

November 17, 2017
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