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