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Using ING & ED Adjectives

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Using ING & ED Adjectives

In today’s post we are going to have a look at the difference between adjectives which end in ED and ING and how we can use them both. This can be quite a difficult concept for non native speakers to understand which is why we frequently hear mistakes such as “I am very tiring” instead of “I am very tired.”

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So what is the difference between them both?

Usually we use adjectives ending in ING to describe the characteristics of a person, a thing or a situation. Eg,

  • The journey was exhausting, 12 hours by bus!

We use adjectives ending in ED to describe a feeling or emotion. Eg,

  • He was frightened when he saw the spider.

Some other examples:

  • My nephew was amused by the clown.
  • We are going in a helicopter, how exciting.
  • I thought her new idea was absolutely fascinating.
  • I’m sorry I can’t come tonight, I’m completely exhausted.
  • It’s ok, it’s only me. Don’t be alarmed.
  • I was really embarrassed when I fell over in the street.

I hope you found this post helpful. If you have any questions, leave a comment below!

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