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Adjectives -ed or -ing

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Quick review of adjectives ending -ing and -ed.

Compare these two sentences:

"English grammar is confusing."
"I was confused by what I read."

-ing for descriptions

We use -ing adjectives to describe things. "It is boring."

-ed for feelings and emotions

We use -ed for our how we or others feel. "I am bored."

Read through these ten sentences and decide which form is needed:

  • 1 - I worked hard all day. Now I feel ___.



  • 2 - She's ___ of her job. She's looking for another.



  • 3 - We were ___ to hear he's 50. He looks much younger.



  • 4 - The book I'm reading is ___.



  • 5 - You look ___. What's wrong?



  • 6 - We had a ___ time at the restaurant. The place is awful.



  • 7 - Some of his comments were ___.



  • 8 - My exam results were a little ___.



  • 9 - There's nothing more ___ than riding on a rollercoaster.



  • 10 - Did you see the magician? He was ___!