The Opening Hours are Different

The opening hours are different


The trading hours are not the same

Variations of a Question

Look at these variations of a question:

When do they open?
When are they open?
What time do they open?
What time are they open?

When are normal opening hours?
When are normal trading hours?
What time do they open and close?

Normal Opening Times

Normal opening times are from 9 to 5 Monday to Friday and maybe 9 to 12 on Saturday but it depends on the business.

9-5 Mon-Fri
9-12 Sat

In some major cities some business are open 24/7 (twenty-four/seven). That means they are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. They never close.

Open and Closed

“Open” and “closed” are adjectives:

It is open.

It is closed.

Open and Close

“Open” and “close” are verbs.

The shops open at 9 and they close at 5.

Opening Times in Spain

Opening times in Spain are different because in Spanish culture, people take a siesta after lunch and rest during the hottest part of the day.

Are you Spanish?

What are the opening hours in your region?

Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the Midday Sun

Formerly it was common to do this in many parts of the world. Only the English who came from a colder northern climate did not do it, so Kipling penned the famous line:

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.


Links to More Lessons

Grammar – Passive Voice

An Interactive Story with Lessons on Passive Voice

Vocabulary link Page – Links to Many Lessons

Site Map – Links to all pages on this website

Interactive Stories

3 Responses to “The Opening Hours are Different”

Read below or add a comment...

  1. You made some decent points there. I appeared on the web for the difficulty and located most people will associate with with your website.

  2. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive learn anything like this before. So good to seek out any individual with some unique thoughts on this subject. realy thanks for starting this up. this website is one thing that is wanted on the web, someone with a little originality. helpful job for bringing something new to the internet!

Leave A Comment...