The word "open" can be used as an adjective or as a verb:
This is a basic word in English; however, there are many different and interesting ways to use it. Look at the examples below:
To use "open" as a noun, add "ing."
- There's an opening in the fence where the rabbits are getting through and coming into the yard. (opening = a hole)
- This company has many job openings right now. (opening = an available job)
- Bob saw an opening and took advantage of it. (opening = an opportunity)
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This page was first published on September 24, 2012. It was updated on April 24, 2016.