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Adjectives ending in -ed – ing

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-ing adjectives are used to describe things: 'The lecture was boring.' -ed adjectives are used to describe our feelings: 'I felt very bored.'

-ed form

-ing form

annoyed

annoying

bored

boring

confused

confusing

embarrassed embarrassing surprised

surprising

worried

worrying

interested

interesting

Many adjectives that are formed with past participles (e.g. interested) describe a feeling or state. - I'm bored = I feel there is nothing that interests me at the moment. Many Adjectives formed from present participles (e.g interesting) describe the person, thing or topic which produces the feeling. - I'm boring = I'm a very uninteresting person.

Common -ed and -ing adjectives:

- shocked / shocking - worried / worrying - surprised / surprising - embarrassed / embarrassing - annoyed / annoying - interested / interesting - excited / exciting - thrilled / thrilling - amused / amusing Ed – ing adjectives

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Exercise. Choose the correct option.

1. I love listening to ___ music at home. relaxing

relaxed

2. I was very ___ in class yesterday. boring

bored

3. That test was very ___. challenged

challenging

4. Action movies are ___. exciting

excited

5. My friend was ___ when she watched the show. entertained

entertaining

6. I'm very ___ with my results.

Ed – ing adjectives

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disappointing

disappointed

7. I read some ___ statistics recently. startled

startling

8. I saw an ___ concert recently. amazing

amazed

9. I'm so ___ with my stupid husband! frustrating

frustrated

10. English is a very ___ language! interesting

interested

Extra practice

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/adjing.htm

Ed – ing adjectives

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