close - closed - shut


close - closed - shut
If you close something such as a door, you move it so that it covers or fills a hole or gap.

He opened the door and closed it behind him.

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You can also say that you shut something such as a door. There is no difference in meaning. The past tense and past participle of `shut' is shut, not `shutted'.

I shut the door quietly.

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Both closed and shut can be used as adjectives.

All the other downstairs rooms are dark and the shutters are closed.

The windows were all shut.

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However, only closed can be used in front of a noun. You can talk about a closed window, but not a `shut' window.

He listened to her voice coming faintly through the closed door.

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You can use either close or shut to say that work or business stops for a short time in a shop or public building.

Many libraries close on Saturdays at 1 p.m.

What time do the shops shut?

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You can say that a road, border, or airport is closed.

The border with Hong Kong was closed just as my wife and daughters reached there.

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You do not say that a road, border, or airport `is shut'.
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Close is sometimes used to say that something is brought to an end.

He spoke as though he wanted to close the conversation.

The case is closed.

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You do not use shut with this meaning.
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Do not confuse the verb close with the adjective close . If something is close to something else, it is near to it. See entry at ↑ near - close.
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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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