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Hi I have a question about adjectives ending in -ing. Can we say "exciting people"? Does it sound natural? Thank you for your help.

Hi jemhsiang,

Yes, that is perfecty fine. 'Exciting people' means 'people who make us feel excited'.

 

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Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you for your answer.

dear sir
could you correct two below sentences, please?
1. I write it lovely.
2. he shot the wolf dead.
thank you.

Hello lisa,

If you have a specific question about a specific part of each sentence, you're welcome to ask us, and we'll do our best to help you, but in general we don't provide general explanations of isolated sentences that have nothing to do with our site.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello! I may be not clear how to use tenses in English language, especially mixed tense. How could I do? Thanks.

Hello again Raksa Khem,

You might be tempted to study the Verbs section of our Grammar Reference, but I would suggest instead that you read and listen to some of the resources on our site – see our Help page for advice on how to use them – and then consult the Grammar Reference whenever you don't understand how verb forms are used. This is because it's easy to get confused when studying grammar in isolation, whereas when you see grammar in context, you'll probably better understand and remember it.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Teachers. I don't understand excersice 5; why the answer is disgusting if I talk about a person? Thanks for your comments.

Alex
From Colombia

Hello alugo,

It sounds like you've learnt a rule (adjectives ending in -ing are not used to describe people) that is not always true. I'd recommend you read the explanation on our adjectives: -ed and -ing page. In this case, the children are the ones who disgust, not the ones who are disgusted.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Yayyy !!!! 4 out of 5 - 80%

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