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  1. BrunaBC's Avatar
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    stressful vs stressing


    I've come across the following sentence on a book:

    Applying for a job is very stressing.

    I can see the present participle can be the object, the subject or a complement. But I'm not so sure if it can also work as an adjective.
    I would say that "Applying for a job is stressful".

    Could someone please help me with this?

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: stressful vs stressing

    I suppose you could use "stressing" in that way, as a participial predicate adjective, but "stressful" would be far more common.

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