Confusing Adjectives with -ing or -ed
tiring or tired interesting or interested
loving or loved boring or bored
shocking or shocked inspiring or inspired
exciting or excited relaxing or relaxed
The adjectives that end in -ed describe how you feel whereas we use the adjectives that end in -ing when we talk about the feeling that something produces.
- I wasn’t able to meet him, I am disappointed about it.
- I’m feeling so inspired after watching the video.
- Do you think my presentation is boring?
- The football match was so exciting!
Remembering this one simple sentence structure can help you always decide which adjective you need:
It is boring, so I feel bored.
It is exciting, so I feel excited.
It is amazing, so she feels amazed.
It is annoying, so he feels annoyed.