What is the difference in usage between Present Participle Adjectives and Past Participle Adjectives? To put it more simply, I would like to know the difference in meaning between these two sentences ; ' I am surprised' & ' I am surprising'. How would we be able to know which adjective means what?
An adjective describes a noun; e.g., I am surprised (I = surprised); I am bored (I = bored). A verb (BE + ing) tells us what the subject does; e.g., I am surprising (my behavior surprises people); I am boring (my behavior bores people).
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