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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 ( )   [b...] , I can't go on reading it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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