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Confusing Words

Does "bored" mean the same as "boring"? What's the difference between "funny" and "fun"? Here are some commonly confused English word pairs.
20.Feb 2017:

open and opened

OPEN adjective => not closed or fastened


You left the bag open.

Kevin has left the window wide open.

Are the banks open this afternoon?


OPENED past tense and post participle of the verb open => make something change to a position that is not closed


She opened her eyes and saw she was alone.

After nearly three hours of work the safe was opened.