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  1. garry_garry20


    when to use ing and ed with verbs And how to use

    • Join Date: Jul 2007
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    Re: garry

    If you are asking about verb + 'ing' or 'ed' when used as adjectives expressing feeling e.g. boring/bored and how to understand the difference in meaning, I usually ask my students to think about the following sentences -

    1. I was very excited when my father told me we were going to Disneyland.

    2. Disneyland is a very exciting place.

    Then I ask, 'Which sentence is about how I felt?' Students usually have no problem in identifying the first sentence. After this I ask, 'Which sentence describes Disneyland?' Again students have no problem in identifying the second sentence.

    We then look at and answer similar questions about other sentence pairs such as:

    3. The film was boring.

    4. I was bored because the film was too long.

    Finally, I tell them that 'ing' is what makes them feel 'ed' and that 'ed' is an emotion in their 'eds' (heads).

    Hope that helps


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