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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > PLEASANT OR PLEASING?    

PLEASANT OR PLEASING?



my butterfly
Tunisia

PLEASANT OR PLEASING?
 
WHICH IS CORRECT: TO SAY IT IS PLEASANT OR IT IS PLEASING?

5 Nov 2017      



evavm
Spain

Both, one is adjective (pleasent) and the other one is too, but from the verb (when something pleases you, is pleasing) which can happen in many languages.
 

5 Nov 2017     



my butterfly
Tunisia

thanks a lot
 

5 Nov 2017     



FrauSue
France

Pleasant means nice, enjoyable, very satisfactory. It suggest that things are calm and gentle.
- What a pleasant bike ride!
- The weather is very pleasant for this time of year.
 
Pleasing suggests that it made you feel pleased or gratified in some way.
- It is pleasing to see Jennifer īs progress in English. 
 
So both are correct, but they are not interchangeable. 

6 Nov 2017     



tphewitt
United States

Maybe pleasing is more in the present continuous. It is pleasing. Meaning it is pleasing at the moment and is continuing to be.
 
Pleasant is maybe more in the sense of a completed action. It is pleasant. Meaning whatever has been described is presently pleasant, but it is completed. 
 
Just an idea to put the use in context. 

6 Nov 2017