bored and boring

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can you explain to me what is the different between this two sentenses

your brother's boring

your brother's bored

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Anglika

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Your brother's boring = he is an uninteresting person and other people do not enjoy his company.

Your brother's bored = he can't find something he wants to do and sits around complaining.
 

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can you explain to me what is the different between [this] these two sentences.

your brother's boring

your brother's bored

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With many 'ing' adjectives the effect is upon others, caused by the subject. With 'ed' adjectives the effect is upon the subject, caused by someone/something.

?? Your brother's boring by someone/something. ??

Your brother's boring to [someone].

Your brother's bored by someone/something.
 

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can i say
I hate to go out with your brother because he is too boring

everytime i go out with your brother i find him bored
 

riverkid

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can i say
I hate to go out with your brother because he is too boring

everytime i go out with your brother i find him bored

You can, of course, say both of these, depending on what your intended meaning is.
 
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