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    Adjective

    I have a question :
    What is different between (Adj _ing) and (Adj_ed)
    and how to use it
    Example : boring - bored, interesting - interested .....
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    Re: Adjective

    it s a boring movie for me. (movie bores me)
    i m bored of the movie. (movie bores me)

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    Re: Adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by thanglaw29b View Post
    I have a question :
    What is different between (Adj _ing) and (Adj_ed)
    and how to use it
    Example : boring - bored, interesting - interested .....
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    Ex: The cat is boring/interesting.
    => It tells us how people feel about of the cat.

    Ex: The cat is bored/interested.
    => It tells us what the cat feels.

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    Re: Adjective

    Quote Originally Posted by thanglaw29b View Post
    I have a question :
    What is different between (Adj _ing) and (Adj_ed)
    and how to use it
    Example : boring - bored, interesting - interested .....
    Thanks !
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    Adjectives that end in -ing are used to describe things and situations.
    Adjectives that end in -ed are used to describe how people feel:

    “The movie was disappointing.” This means that the movie caused disappointment; therefore, you are disappointed. This means that you feel disappointed, so a movie or any other object can never feel disappointed. Things are incapable of feeling! Never use –ed adjectives when you are talking about things. “The movie was disappointed.” NO. NEVER. “The movie was disappointing.” YES. EXACTLY. However, you may use –ing or –ed adjectives for people or animals, but be aware of what you are expressing. A person can be interested. This means that the person feels interest. A person can also be interesting. This indicates that this person causes others to feel interested. There is confusion regarding the proper use of these adjectives. If you take the time to analyze these points, you should have no problems using these sometimes problematic words.

    Hope this helps!
    Dawood


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