Correct spelling, explanation: opened is probably one of the most popular English words and its base form is open. The root of opened can be found in the Germanic adverb up and the words open and opened had already existed in Old English. Opened was also influenced by a German form offen. In modern English opened is a widely used verb.
Definition of opened:
1. verb (past simple form) – not closed, available,
They only opened the shop last month, but due to the variety of products that they offer, it has already become very popular.
Idioms with opened:
A few common idioms with opened are: opened someone’s eyes, opened your mouth, and opened your heart to someone.
His betrayal opened my eyes and I finally realized what a horrible man he is.
The moment she opened her mouth I knew that she was going to say something stupid and I was right.
It was difficult, but finally, she opened her heart to me and admitted that she is really unhappy in her marriage.
Incorrect spelling, explanation: opened has a simple spelling as it follows the rule that if a verb is regular, we add an -ed ending to it when we want to form the past simple or past participle form. Therefore, as the base form is open, the past form is opened. However, as the -e letter in the -ed ending isn’t pronounced, a number of English users spell the word as
opend, which is incorrect.
Still not sure?Ask your question in our comments section below (we reply to all comments within 24 hours)
or return to main search.