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    #1

    "There was a boring expression on her face."

    Are both of the following sentences correct?

    "There was a bored expression on her face."

    "There was a
    boring expression on her face."


    I learned that we use 'ed' form of adjectives to describe people 's feeling, while 'ing' form of adjectives used to describe how we feel about someone or something.

    Now, I am confused which one is correct, because it is not as easy as the following examples to easily be distinguished? (boring or bored)

    I was bored by a movie.
    Some movies are
    boring.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by nininaz; 23-Mar-2017 at 20:03.

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    Re: "There was a boring expression on her face."

    I can usually tell from the expression on a person's face whether they are bored by what they are hearing.

    I find it difficult to imagine a facial expression that would bore me.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 23-Mar-2017 at 21:34. Reason: Fixed typos

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    Re: "There was a boring expression on her face."

    With your example, you need to consider who was bored - the "her" referred to, or the people looking at her. If she is the one who is bored, then there was a "bored expression on her face". If the people who were looking at her felt bored, then there was a "boring expression on her face". However, like Piscean, I can't imagine what a "boring expression" would be.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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