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What’s the difference between adjectives ending in ING and adjectives ending in ED?
ADJECTIVES: ….ING OR …..ED?
Use adjectives that end with /ed/ to describe how you feel.
• I was bored during the class.
• I was annoyed with the teacher.
• I was tired after my lesson.
Use adjectives that end with /ing/ to describe a situation or a thing.
• The class was boring.
• The teacher was annoying.
• My lesson was tiring.
Complete the sentences below with the correct form on the adjective in brackets.
1. The film was ___________ (exciting / excited).
2. I was ___________ (confusing / confused) during the lesson.
3. He was ___________ (shocking / shocked) by what she said.
4. He is so ___________ (annoying / annoyed). He never listens to what you say.
5. The movie was very ___________ (frightening / frightened).
6. I don’t understand. I’m ___________ (confusing / confused).
7. Learning English is very ___________ (interesting / interested).
8. I was ___________ (inspiring / inspired) by the biography of Gandhi.
9. Saunas are very ___________ (relaxing / relaxed).
10. I feel very ___________ (relaxing / relaxed) after my holiday.