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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #109755: Confusing adjectives
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    Confusing adjectives


    Students often mistake adjectives ending in ING  with the ones ending in ED, like  interesting and interested . They both come  from a verb , that's  why they are called participial adjectives.

     Adjectives like  boring,  interesting,  exciting   describe  what and/or  who cause a feeling,  while  adjectives  like  bored,  interested ,  excited   refer to a living being  capable of  feeling  emotions  so that these adjectives   describe what  the  living being  feels.

    Thus,  a   person  or  a  show  can  be exciting , but only  a person (or  an  animal)  can  be  excited. 

     

     

     





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    1. This book is really (                    ) , I can't go on reading it.

    2. Mr Brooks looked very much (                       ) when Bill asked for a pay rise.

    3. We were all (                             ) when we learnt about Jill and John getting married in Greenland.

    4. Listen! Here's a (                                ) piece of news: Jill and John are getting married !

    5. I can't wait to spend a (                          ) weekend in the country !

    6. After the holidays, Deborah looked (                       ) and satisfied.

    7. The road accident was a (                          ) sight : ambulances and police cars were everywhere.

    8. They were (                       ) at the news of their friend's sudden death.

    9. You look (                 ) : why don't you go and have a walk?

    10. This film is very (                                ) : the protagonist dies in the end and his partner commits suicide.

    11. When Pierre has to pay in pounds, he's very (                          ) and never checks the change.

    12. The castle, seen in the distance, looked (                                   ) and spooky.









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