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    interested/interesting ?

    How can one describe the words "interested" and "interesting" in terms of grammar ?

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    Re: interested/interesting ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    How can one describe the words "interested" and "interesting" in terms of grammar ?
    Hello, I am not a teacher,

    but for the word interesting maybe a gerund od the present participle seems to me nice.

    bye.

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    Re: interested/interesting ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    How can one describe the words "interested" and "interesting" in terms of grammar ?
    A book can be interesting.
    A person can be interesting.
    A person can be interested.
    A book cannot be interested.

    I'm not sure what you mean by "in terms of grammar," but that is how we use interested and interesting.

    Is that what you are looking for?

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    Re: interested/interesting ?

    Interesting (Present Participle): If a person/thing is interesting he/she/it has an effect on someone. Interested (Past Participle) If a person is interested, someone or something has an effect or influence on that person.

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    Re: interested/interesting ?

    I am an interesting person = other people like me the way I am.
    I am interested in persons = I want to meet (new) persons.

    Interesting = adjective - you are something - you are intersting.
    Interested (in) = verb - you do something - you are interested in...

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

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    Exclamation Re: interested/interesting ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ph2004 View Post
    How can one describe the words "interested" and "interesting" in terms of grammar ?
    Grammatically you can say both words are adjectives having different applications. While interested</SPAN> describes a feeling showing curiosity, fascination, or concern and also possessing a right, claim, or stake (an interested party in the estate), on the otherhand, interesting describes something that makes you feel interested or arouse a feeling of interest. as:
    I am very much interested in the job that you are offering.
    This is an interesting book containing strange facts
    But then, with ‘interest’ acting as a verb interesting and interested are its present and past participle forms respectively. So they can be used as verbs as well as adjectives, though ‘interesting’ is rarely used in continuous tense

    The score never interested me, only the game. (verb)
    I think he is only interested in using me?

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