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    Challenged vs challenging

    Hello, everybody.
    I came across the folllowing sentence in an advanced level student's book, reviewing the film California Man: Humorously, artistically and intellectually challenged teen fun.
    Shouldn't it be "challenging" instead of "challenged", in the same way as we say a film is "interesting" instead of "interested"? Thanks

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    Re: Challenged vs challenging

    Quote Originally Posted by micaelo View Post
    Hello, everybody.
    I came across the folllowing sentence in an advanced level student's book, reviewing the film California Man: Humorously, artistically and intellectually challenged teen fun.
    Shouldn't it be "challenging" instead of "challenged", in the same way as we say a film is "interesting" instead of "interested"? Thanks
    It seems likely that you're right. But it might be the writer's way of implying that s/he thinks that the sort of teen fun is not very funny, shows no appreciation of artistic values, and is simplistic. The context would clarify this; was it a generally positive review? If so, '-ing' would be right.

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