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-ing or -ed? Participles as Adjectives

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Time to brush up on (review) your understanding of participles as adjectives.

Some participles can be used as adjectives in either the present or past form.

Present Participle (-ing) is used to describe something or someone.
"I watched an interesting TV about American history last night."
"This film is boring. Let's stop watching it."

Past Participle (-ed) is used to describe how people feel about something or someone.
"I'm interested in American history."
"I'm bored of my job. I want to find another one."

Task 1: Now choose the right form for each sentence.
Task 2: Use these participles to write your own example sentences: excited / embarrassing /shocking / tired / surprised

Link: '-ed' and '-ing' adjectives: describing feelings and things

  • 1 - The people I work with are ____ with their jobs.



  • 2 - John was ____ by the the news report.



  • 3 - We thought that the instructions were ___ .



  • 4 - It's an ___ little story. You should read it.



  • 5 - Working late every day is ___ .



  • 6 - I'm not really ___ in sport.



  • 7 - Do you feel ___ about them?



  • 8 - All this information is making me ___.



  • 9 - I had a ___ weekend because of the rain.



  • 10 - Young children are often ___ of the dark.







Comments

Unbelievable, I got it all

Unbelievable, I got it all at once.

Task 2: Use these participles to write your own example sentences: excited / embarrassing /shocking / tired / surprised

a. I'm tired of working with people in my team.
b. I'm not surprised with your shocking news.
c. she will be excited to hear that.
c. Hey; such a joke is embarrassing!

I am tired doing useless

I am tired doing useless thing.
I am shocked when I heard that the Polish President's airplane cracked.
it is embarrassing that some one say loudly
I was surprised that he killed himself.
I am so excited when I heard that my niece will come back in June.

Corrections

Hi,

I read through your good examples and made a couple of corrections in bold.

I am tired of doing useless things.
I was shocked when I heard that the Polish President's airplane crashed.
it is embarrassing when someone speaks loudly
I was surprised that he killed himself.
I was so excited when I heard that my niece will come back in June.

Chris

Thanks for this useful language

My examples:
1 (excited) She was exited because her car had been being out of fix.
2 (embarrassing) I'm embarrassing, it's my wedding day.
3 (shocking) It's shoking to live in the street.
4 (tired) I feel very tired myself, I have been working for all day without some interaprion.
5 (surprised) I was surprised, when I heard of Mike's comming.

RE: Examples

Here are some corrections

My examples:
1 (excited) She was exited because her car had been fixed.
2 (embarrassing) I'm embarrassed, it's my wedding day.
3 (shocking) It's shocking to live on the streets.
4 (tired) I feel very tired I have been working all day without interruption.
5 (surprised) I was surprised when I heard Mike was coming.

Embarrassed on your wedding day? Why would you feel embarrassed? :)

Partisipals

1. She was excited looking forward buying the last Harry Porter book.
2. The entry at the Oxford English Dictionary concerning McJob may be embarrassing for McDonald's workers.
3. The news about plane crash at Smolensk was shocking for many Polish people.
4. I was tired after digging my glasshouse.
5. He had been surprised having won a lottery.

Correction of examples

More and more great examples coming in! Here are my correction!

1. She was excited looking forward to buying the last Harry Porter book.

2. The entry in the Oxford English Dictionary concerning McJobs may be embarrassing for McDonald's workers.

3. The news about the plane crash at Smolensk was shocking for many Polish people.

4. I was tired after digging in my glasshouse.

5. He was surprised at having won the lottery.

Chris

All correct

Thank you for the exercise. My example sentences:

I was exited to hear that my best friend is going to have a baby.
It was embarrassing that I had forgotten his name.
It's shocking to hear that you have crashed your car.
She was tired of hearing it over and over again.
I was surprised to hear that he had retired.

To Chris: I liked that we were going to use different words in our example sentences than what is used in the exercise. It makes it easier for me to think about some other examples.

(No) Corrections

Hi kristin,

No corrections to make in your examples - the grammar and structure are fine. There's only a typo in "excited" in sentence 1. I should know because I'm the king of making typos on this site!!

Chris

I got 80

excited- Do you feel excited when you get good score?
embarrassing- Droping on the street is embarrassing.
shocking- It's really shocking for him when he won the game.
tired- I feel so tired that I don't want to go out for dinner.
surprised- I don't feel surprised that the plan has failed.

Corrections

Hi, altaf.

I made a few correction to your sentences. Good work.

Chris

excited- Do you feel excited when you get a good score?

embarrassing- Falling over on the street is embarrassing.

shocking- It's really shocking that he won the game.

tired- I feel so tired that I don't want to go out for dinner.

surprised- I don't feel surprised that the plan has failed.

people of India got excited

people of India got excited when our prime minister and President of America have agreed to sign the nuclear dael without great fuss.
Sometimes I was placed in embarrassing situation I could hardly get out of that.
Bomb blasts killing of innocents are really shocking to all right minded people.
Corrections of all enteries make Chris really tired
I was surprised to learn the fall of big business houses due to recession.
It' a good exercise where we can assess our standing in learning english Thanks !Chris

Correction for altaf

Here you go...

The people of India got excited when our prime minister and the President of America agreed to sign the nuclear deal without a great fuss.

Sometimes I have been placed in an embarrassing situation I could hardly get out of.

Bomb blasts killing innocents are really shocking to all right-minded people.

Corrections of all entries make Chris really tired - it's my pleasure! :)

I was surprised to learn about the fall of big business houses due to the recession.

thanks Chris

Thanks Chris for having corrected my sentences.
it's really helpful to refine my English writing

I was shocked by such

I was shocked by such embarrassingly poor results of the exam.
The food was nothing to get excited about.
After the tornado the countryside was in a shocking state.
I was getting tired of all teacher's negative remarks.
I was quite surprised at my wife reaction.

Nice sentences! I was

Nice sentences!

I was shocked by such embarrassingly poor results of the exam.
The food was nothing to get excited about.
After the tornado the countryside was in a shocking state.
I was getting tired of all my teacher's negative remarks.
I was quite surprised at my wife's reaction.

Participles as Adjectives

10/10. VERY useful piece of grammar. I often make mistakes when I use participles.

1) I was excited staying in the airport gateway, it was going to be my first flight and I was thrilled to bits.
2) Such an embarrassing situations often occur to me, I've started thinking that I'm a kind of predisposed to the clumsiness.
3) I thought it would be a wonderful day, nothing presaged any kind of troubles, but then that shocking news emerged.
4) Another day goes by like lightning and I pay no heed to it, because I feel so tired these days and long for a summer and vacation.
5) She wasn't surprised at all, she had suspected him of lying long before.

Thank you, Chris, for this wonderful topic.

ynastia!

Hi,

Ambitious sentences - you put in a lot of effort here. Well done.

Chris

2) Such an embarrassing situations often occur to me, I've started thinking that I'm a kind of predisposed to the clumsiness.

4) Another day goes by like lightning and I pay no heed to it, because I feel so tired these days and long for a summer and a vacation.

re:participles

Thank you, Chris! :\

Oh, I've been excited of

Oh, I've been excited of reading so many examples for this lesson!
Now I want to whistle down the wind of my embarrassing of doing nothing. I've admiringly surprised by Chris's attention for our exercises - how he don't get tired of facing a problem with this site.
Dear Chris, don't zone out. I'm not going to be shocking if you find that I'd slipped out somewhere.Please,correct it.

Corrections for bayan2

Nice idea! Here are my corrections...and I didn't zone out!! Smile

Oh, I was excited by reading so many examples for this lesson!
Now I want to whistle down the wind of my embarrassment of doing nothing. I am admiringly surprised by Chris's attention for our exercises - how he doesn't get tired of facing a problem with this site.
Dear Chris, don't zone out. I'm not going to be shocked if you find that I'd slipped up somewhere.Please,correct it.

Thanks a lot, Chris. My poor

Thanks a lot, Chris.
My poor lazy brain... Every time after a correction I realize how it obviously.

OH I SEE

Use these participles to write your own example sentences: excited / embarrassing /shocking / tired / surprised

I'm excited in the funny film.
She is an embarrassing girl.
Earthquake is always a shocking news.
I'm tired and i go to sleep.
The result is surprised to everyone.

Corrections

Hi,

I took a look at your sentences and made some changes.

Thanks,

Chris

I'm excited by the funny film.
She is an embarrassing girl.
Earthquakes are always shocking news.
I'm tired and i'll go to sleep.
The result is surprising to everyone. - we use -ing because we are describing the result.

-ing or -ed ?

Two mistakes - the first and the last sentences. I didn't understand that in these sentences we describe the feelings of another people Worried
excited / embarrassing /shocking / tired / surprised

I was excited doing this embrassing task.
And I was surprised after I have got this shocking result.
But nevertheless I am never tired of doing this amusing exercise!!!

Thank you for the Lesson! Smile

Thank you

I´m excited by this English-exercise-website finding.
I´m embarrassed because I fell as I can´t write in English anymore.
The mistakes I´ve made are shocking.
Study English alone is tiring and boring.
I would like to be surprised by Chris corrections Wink

My own example sentences

1. I was really excited when I took an examination at my University.
2. The current situation with my collegues is embarrassing.
3. The shocking Tornado has fallen today upon America.
4. I was very tired last week, because I was preparing the annual report for shareholders.
5. When snow has dropped out in Moscow yesterday, people have been strongly surprised.

Thank you for your assistance!

My Sentences

1-i am very excited about the FIFA 2010.
2-south africa beat afghanistan,that was embarassing to me.
3-attack in kabul city was shocking for very one.
4-i am tired of watching movies
5-My friends surprised me in my birthday