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ed - ing adjectives



111eman
Bahrain

ed - ing adjectives
 

- Choose the correct adjective.

 

1. My nephew was (amusing / amused) by the clown.

 

2. This lesson is so (boring / bored)! 

 

3. I’m feeling (depressed / depressing), so I’m going to go home, eat some

chocolate, and go to bed early with a good book.

 

4. This maths problem is so (confusing / confused). Can you help me?

 

5. The journey was (exhausting / exhausted)! Twelve hours by bus.

 

6. He was (frightening / frightened) when he saw the spider.

1 Apr 2017      



kohai
Latvia

1 amused
2 boring
3 depressed
4 confusing
5 exhausting
6 frightened 

Adjectives that end "-ed" describe emotions - they tell us how people feel about sth.
Adjectives that end "-ing" describe the thing that causes the emotion - a boring lesson makes you feel bored.

1 Apr 2017     



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

Dear 111eman,

 

I agree entirely with Kohai.

 

The Past Participles, ´amused, depressed, frightened ´, describe how people FEEL.

The Present Participles, ´boring, confusing, exhausting ´, describe the people or things THAT CAUSE THE FEELINGS.

 

 Les Douglas

1 Apr 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

To help students understand the difference, I will say in a haughty fashion: ´Only boring people get bored. ´ No, it doesn ´t help really, but it makes me feel better. 

1 Apr 2017     



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

This is what I prepared to help my students understand the difference between ´boring ´ and ´bored ´.
I hope that it helps someone a little.
 
Les Douglas 
 
 

1 Apr 2017     



redcamarocruiser
United States

Clever infographic, Les!

1 Apr 2017     



Sunshinenikki
Japan

Les Douglas,
 
It ´s very useful. Would you share this info in the printable section? I would like to download it.
I will appreciate
Nikki. 

1 Apr 2017     



LenkaW
Czech Republic

Really great explanation, Les, thank you very much for sharing.

2 Apr 2017     



ldthemagicman
United Kingdom

Dear Sunshinenikki,
 
Thank you, (and the other Members), for your kind comments.
 
Yes, I am preparing my Boring/Bored Worksheet, with Graphic, Exercises and Answers, for sending to the Worksheet Printables section.
 
Thank you.
 
Les Douglas 

2 Apr 2017     



Sunshinenikki
Japan

Dear Les Douglas,
 
Thank you very much for your kindness to share this nice worksheet.
 
Nikki 
 

2 Apr 2017     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

Les is inspiring. I am inspired (by him). He is an inspiration. 
(However, still no worksheet, old fruit!) 

3 Apr 2017     

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