Hi Wuken,I am not very clear about the usage of tiring and tired.
Could you please verify my sentences below?
1 He looks tired.
2 He is a tiring child.
3 May I say:He looked tiring. ( Since he is a trouble, May I say that? )
It appears you have the right idea. In a nutshell:
The -ed adjectives describe the way you feel; the -ing adjectives describe the thing that makes you feel that way.
- This is a boring movie; I feel bored.
- What an exciting game! I am excited!
- This show is interesting; I'm interested in it.
- This is a tiring job; I'm tired.
Can you say He looked tiring? Well, if you mean he looked as though he would make you tired, then technically yes, you could. However, you have a pretty awkward sentence and I strongly suspect a native speaker would just say it differently. For example, maybe something like He looked like a real handful.
Hope this helps.
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