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viernes, 23 de noviembre de 2012

ED and ING ADJECTIVES


Some adjectives have the characteristic of ending in “ed” and “ing”. Let’s ltake a look at the rules.
  • We use adjectives ending in “ING” to describe something or someone.
Examples:
Maria is watching a very interesting movie.
I hate that teacher. He is really boring.
  • We use adjectives ending in “ED” when we want to describe how people feel.
Examples:
This movie isn’t interesting. I am bored.
Juan is very exited because he is going to travel to Miami for the first time.
Conclusions
- We can use adjectives ending in “ing” for things or people. Remember that when we use “ing” it is describing the person or thing.
- We can use the “ed” ONLY for people (or animals) because THINGS CANNOT FEEL.
We can say:
Felipe is boring. (describes his personality).
Felipe is bored. (he feels bored at the moment)
We can’t say:
The TV program is bored – INCORRECT (because things can’t feel).



find out more
-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
annoyedannoying
boredboring
confusedconfusing
embarrassedembarrassing
surprisedsurprising
worriedworrying
interestedinteresting

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