Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    diplomacy is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    240
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Adjective ends in "ing".

    English is spoken in Uk and USA.
    2/mobile phones are made in Finland.

    Are /spoken and made/adjectives ending in "ing"?
    If not what will they be?

  2. #2
    billmcd is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    3,505
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Adjective ends in "ing".

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    English is spoken in Uk and USA.
    2/mobile phones are made in Finland.

    Are /spoken and made/adjectives ending in "ing"?
    If not what will they be?
    Part (past participle) of the passive form of the verb.

  3. #3
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    41,630
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Adjective ends in "ing".

    Both the present and past participles can function as adjectives:
    An interesting film
    A broken glass

    However, in both of your examples, they are verbs and not adjectives, as Billmcd pointed out.

  4. #4
    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    13,050
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Adjective ends in "ing".

    Forgive me for having a Twilight Zone moment here.

    I seem to be the only one wondering what diplomacy means by

    'Are /spoken and made/adjectives ending in "ing"?'

    They clearly don't end in ing.

    Rover

  5. #5
    diplomacy is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Arabic
      • Home Country:
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Current Location:
      • Saudi Arabia
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    240
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Adjective ends in "ing".

    Sorry,I meant the adjectives end in/past verb.

    Ex: he is very bored.

    So my question related to this rule.

  6. #6
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    21,358
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Adjective ends in "ing".

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    Sorry,I meant the adjectives end in/past verb.

    Ex: he is very bored.

    So my question related to this rule.
    Now I'm confused. How does "end in/past verb" fit with "He is very bored"?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

  7. #7
    charliedeut's Avatar
    charliedeut is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Spanish
      • Home Country:
      • Spain
      • Current Location:
      • Spain
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    5,114
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Adjective ends in "ing".

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Now I'm confused. How does "end in/past verb" fit with "He is very bored"?
    My guess is that diplomacy wanted to ask about the adjectival use of past participles.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

Similar Threads

  1. [Grammar] Difference between "ing"&"simple present" after "to"
    By Gavin1705 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 21-Jul-2010, 23:51
  2. What do "ends" and "means" mean?
    By hugsandkisses in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-Jul-2010, 03:34
  3. "sleeping" and "sleep", adjective or verb or gerund
    By fenglish in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 28-Mar-2010, 11:35
  4. [General] nouns whose ends are "o" should be followed by "es" or "s"
    By terrenziqq in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Sep-2009, 21:26
  5. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23-Sep-2006, 04:28

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk