Look at these examples to see how adjectives ending in -ed and -ing are used.
I was really bored in that presentation.
That was a really boring presentation.
Try this exercise to test your grammar.
- Grammar test 1
Read the explanation to learn more.
Adjectives that end in -ed (e.g. bored, interested) and adjectives that end in -ing (e.g. boring, interesting) are often confused.
Adjectives that end in -ed generally describe emotions – they tell us how people feel.
I was so bored in that lesson, I almost fell asleep.
He was surprised to see Helen after all those years.
She was really tired and went to bed early.
Adjectives that end in -ing generally describe the thing that causes the emotion – a boring lesson makes you feel bored.
Have you seen that film? It's really frightening.
I could listen to her for hours. She's so interesting.
I can't sleep! That noise is really annoying!
Here are some adjectives that can have both an -ed and an -ing form.
Do this exercise to test your grammar again.
- Grammar test 2
I'm a little bit confusing how to use the ed and ing but on the other hand, it's interesting. Thanks for the lesson.
That's why you used confusing, instead of confused.
I do apologise from core of my heart if that is a typing mistake!
Signing off on behalf of myself:)
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The lesson made me feel excited.
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Many thanks, it was a really interesting lessons; I have been always confused with these adjectives.
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