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    tired / tiring

    Dear teacher,

    The meaning of the following two sentences is different?
    If so, please explain how different they are.

    She answered in a tired voice.
    She answered in a tiring voice.

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    Post Re: tired / tiring

    Quote Originally Posted by yun View Post
    Dear teacher,

    The meaning of the following two sentences is different?
    If so, please explain how different they are.

    She answered in a tired voice. (you have noticed that she was tired because of her voice)
    She answered in a tiring voice. (Her voice was causing you to feel tired)
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    Re: tired / tiring

    There is a difference between the two.

    When using the word TIRED you are describing the voice of the person. In this case the image is that the person who is speaking is tired.

    When using TIRING you are refering to how the voice makes YOU feel. In this case the voice tires you.

    Hope this is clear and helps you out.

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