Are you bored or boring?
Do you remember the differences between -ed and -ing adjectives?
-ed adjectives are used to describe feelings
eg I am confused or I feel confused.
-ing adjectives are used to describe the cause of the "-ed feeling"
eg This exercise is really confusing. (I am confused because of it)
Choose from the following verbs to create an -ed or -ing adjective and put it into the appropriate sentence.
frighten bore interest exhaust tire amaze shock move disgust disappoint embarrass
- I have had a really ___________ day; I'm going to have an early night.
- She was so _________ by the film that she burst into tears.
- I have never felt so ___________; I went bright red.
- I won't be going back to that restaurant; the meal was ___________ .
- I couldn't help yawning because his speech was so __________ .
- Barcelona's performance this year has been quite _________ given that they are only third in the league and haven't won any cups.
- You are really __________, I can't take you anywhere with me.
- Fred was ___________ to discover that his wife was having an affair.
Remember to be careful with negative meaning adjectives such as bored and boring.
One things is to say: I am bored. It is quite another to say: I am boring
If you look under the Grammar section in the left-hand column, you will find plenty more practice of -ed and -ing adjectives.