May I know whether open or opened I should use in this sentence? These cases are opened? or These cases are open?

I want to use in, Once these cases _____, then it will be moved to "Opened Tab". Or I should use, Once these cases have been opened ?

  • You need to be more specific about when you need to use one of the sentences. – user140086 Oct 5 '15 at 6:51
  • added, and it has been more specific now. – Kennesu Oct 6 '15 at 1:22

Both sentences are grammatical. They mean different things. "These cases are open" is an adjective construction that describes these cases. "These cases are opened" is a passive construction that declares an event of opening these cases to take place. For instance, if a judge could open cases by deeming them to be open, he could say "These cases are opened" (and bring his gavel down) to accomplish the opening of the cases.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.