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    Smile What is the difference between these adjectives

    ADJECTIVES

    In what situation do I have to use them, as adjectives?

    amazed//amazing
    alarmed//alarming
    annoyed//annoying
    astonished//astonishing
    confused//confusing
    dissapointed//disappointing
    surprised//surprising

    and the list may be long.........

    Please illustrate your ideas with examples.(in sentence)

    thank you in advance,
    madox

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    Smile Re: What is the difference between these adjectives

    I mean when do we have to use -ed and -ing in the case of this adjectives?

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    Re: What is the difference between these adjectives

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    ADJECTIVES

    In what situation do I have to use them, as adjectives? As a rule, you all the adjectives ending with "ed" are used to describe how a person/animal feels; the ones ending in "ing" describe a situation.

    I am disappointed [only 1 "s"]: Not Satisfied, unhappy because something was not as good, attractive, or satisfactory as expected, or because something hoped for or expected did not happen.

    This is disappointing: Not good enough, not as good, attractive, or satisfactory as was expected or hoped.

    amazed//amazing - I am amazed; this is amazing
    alarmed//alarming - They were alarmed; this is alarming
    annoyed//annoying - I am annoyed; they are annoying or there was an annoying noise
    astonished//astonishing - I was astonished; this is astonishing
    confused//confusing - I am confused; this is confusing
    dissapointed//disappointing (see paragraph 2 and 3)
    surprised//surprising - We were surprised; this is surprising

    and the list may be long.........

    Please illustrate your ideas with examples.(in sentence)

    thank you in advance,
    madox
    I'm sure there is a more technical answer but I hope this helps,
    Carol

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