Be careful not to confuse adjectives which end in -ed with those which end in -ing. Is your teacher bored or boring?
Remember an adjective describes objects, situations, people and emotions.
What's the difference between....?
- bored and boring
- frightened and frightening
- relaxed and relaxing
- confused and confusing
- annoyed and annoying
- interested and interesting
- tired and tiring
- worried and worrying
- excited and exciting
- amazed and amazing
Explanation for ~ed adjectives
~ed adjectives describe emotions and tell us how people feel. For example:
- I was so bored during the film that I fell asleep.
- Lindsay was surprised to see Alex after such a long time.
- Laura was really tired and went to bed early.
Explanation for ~ing adjectives
~ing adjectives describe what causes an emotion. For example:
- That film is really amazing. You must go and see it.
- I could listen to Radio 4 for hours. It's so interesting.
- A lot of people think snakes are frightening.