'-ed' and '-ing' adjectives : describing feelings and things
'-ed' adjectives : I'm _____!
Adjectives that end in -ed are used to describe how people feel: *
He was surprised to find that he had been upgraded to first class.' * I was confused by the findings of the report.
* She felt tired after working hard all day.
'-ing' adjectives : How _____!
Adjectives that end in -ing are used to describe things and situations. Compare these example sentences to the ones above: * Being upgraded to first class is surprising.
* The findings of this report are confusing.
* Working hard all day is tiring.
Few, but common, adjectives end in either -ed or -ing:
relaxing-relaxed : 'My holiday was relaxing. I felt really relaxed.'
excited /exciting frustrated /frustrating
satisfied /satisfying shocked /shocking
Exercise 1 : Underline or Highlight
1. I do the same thing every day. My job is very (bored/boring).
2. I have nothing to do. I'm (bored/boring).
3. My job is very varied. I find it (interested/interesting).
4. I'm (interested/interesting) in applying for the job.
5. I heard some very (depressed/depressing) news. I'm going to lose my job. I feel terrible. 6. Cheer up . Don't feel so (depressed/depressing). There are plenty of other jobs. 7. I heard a very (amused/amusing) story. It will make you laugh.
8. It's not (surprised/surprising) that you failed the exam. You never did any work. 9. I don't understand this...
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