Adjectives ending in “ED” and ”ING” Some adjectives have the characteristic of ending in “ed” and “ing”.

Let’s ltake a look at the rules.

We use adjectives ending in “ING” to describe something or someone.

Maria is watching a very interesting movie. I hate that teacher. He is really boring.

We use adjectives ending in “ED” when we want to describe how people feel.

This movie isn’t interesting. I am bored. Juan is very exited because he is going to travel to Miami for the first time. Conclusions - We can use adjectives ending in “ing” for things or people. Remember that when we use “ing” it is describing the person or thing. - We can use the “ed” ONLY for people (or animals) because THINGS CANNOT FEEL. We can’t say: The TV program is bored – INCORRECT (because things can’t feel). Adjectives ending in -ed and -ing list

ADJECTIVES (ING – ED) alarming alarmed amusing amused annoying annoyed boring bored concerning concerned confusing confused embarrassing embarrassed encouraging encouraged entertaining entertained exciting excited exhausting exhausted frightening frightened frustrating frustrated humiliating humiliated interesting interested intriguing intrigued overwhelming overwhelmed pleasing pleased satisfying satisfied shocking shocked surprising surprised tiring tired

Spanish translation Alarmante / alarmado Divertido Fastidioso / fastidiado Aburrido Preocupante / preocupado Confuso / confundido Embarazoso / avergonzado Alentador / animado Entretenido Emocionante / emocionado Agotador / agotado Aterrador / aterrado Frustrante / frustrado Humillante / humillado Interesante / interesado Intrigante / intrigado Abrumador / abrumado Agradable / complacido Gratificante / satisfecho Chocante / estupefacto Sorprendente / sorprendido Cansador / cansado

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