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-ed vs. -ing adjectives

In this lesson we will study the difference between -ed and -ing adjectives. 

Vocabulary - adjectives

All of these adjectives come from a verb. For example:

bore

boring

bored

relax

relaxing

relaxed

annoy

annoying

annoyed

exhaust

exhausting

exhausted

What's the difference between -ed and -ing adjectives?

ed ing

I am excited.

It is exciting.

~ed = describing how the subject feels 

~ing = describing how the speaker feels about the subject

ed ing

I am bored.

The book is boring.

~ed = The girl in the picture feels bored 

~ing = She feels that the book is boring

ed ing

This book is _____.

I'm _____

Answer

This book is interesting.

I'm interested.

We want to say how the girl feels about the book so we'd use ~ing

We want to say how the girl feels so we'd use ~ed

Practice
ed ing

How he feels = 

Answer

He is amazed.

How he feels about the phone

Answer

The phone is amazing.

amaze

ed ing

How she feels = 

Answer

She is relaxed.

How she feels about the bath

Answer

The bath is relaxing.

relax

ed ing
Answer

The maths is confusing.

How she feels about the maths

How she feels = 

Answer

I'm confused.

confuse

ed ing
ed ing

tire

 

exhaust

How she feels = 

Answer

She is tired.

She is exhausted.

How she feels about her children = 

Answer

Her children are tiring.

Her children are exhausting.

How iswas...?

What dodid you think of...?
Vocabulary - Verb
ed ing

How was London?

ed ing

What did you think of Big Ben?

ed ing

It was exciting!

ed ing