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    using adj with ed or ing

    Hello!
    What is the correct way?
    It was so humiliating for her to stand alone in the corner.
    or It was so humiliated for her to stand alone in a corner while every body else was having fun at the party.

    I understand that the ending of ed describes how somebody feels about something but is doesn't sound to me right.

    please help me understand this.


    thankyou dafna

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    Re: using adj with ed or ing

    Quote Originally Posted by DafnaLevi View Post
    Hello!
    What is the correct way?
    It was so humiliating for her to stand alone in the corner.
    or It was so humiliated for her to stand alone in a corner while every body else was having fun at the party.

    I understand that the ending of ed describes how somebody feels about something but is doesn't sound to me right.

    please help me understand this.


    thankyou dafna
    "Humiliating" is correct. You could rephrase it as: "She felt humiliated standing alone...."

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    Re: using adj with ed or ing

    When in doubt, look to the verb form:


    BE + -ing
    [1] Standing alone in the corner was humiliating for her.


    BE + -ed

    • It humiliated her.


    BE + -ed
    <passive>

    • She was humiliated by it.

    BE + -ed <non-passive>
    [2] Standing alone in the corner was humiliated for her.

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