What's the difference? Well, we use adjectives that end with –ed to talk about our own feelings, or how a situation makes us feel. We use adjectives that end with -ing to talk about a person, a thing or a situation that causes those feelings. So we can say the following:
I’m usually confused with prepositions. Prepositions are confusing.
Look at these sentences:
- My boyfriend has a very annoying habit. He's always late! I get really annoyed with him.
- Our book is so interesting. I'm really interested in learning a lot of things.
- The class was boring. I had no-one to work with so I was really bored.
Let's have a bit of practice, now!
Complete the sentences using the correct form; either -ing or -ed.
1. My teacher is very _____. The lessons are very _____. The subject is very _____. I'm _____! (bored/boring)
2. Are you _____ in going to the cinema sometime and see a film in original version? (interested/interesting)
3. Last Christmas holiday, my boyfriend and I went skiing and snowboarding. It was so _____! (excited/exciting)
4. I watched a football match last night. It was _____ to see your favourite team lose the match! (disappointed/disappointing)
5. We all were _____ when we check our progress test marks. We all had passed!!! (amazed/amazing)