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-ed and -ing adjective endings

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"This movie is boring, I am bored of watching it."

In the above sentence we have two adjectives bored and boring. One ends -ing and the other ends -ed.
Boring tells us something about the movie; it describes it.
Bored tells us the effect that the movie has on someone. Bored is used to tell us how someone feels.
We could also say "I think this movie is boring, so I feel bored".
It is not correct to say "I feel boring."
"I am boring" and "I am bored" have very different meanings. Be careful:
"I am boring. People don't like me because my personality is not interesting."
"I am bored. Let's go and do something fun."

Try another exercise on this subject: -ed & -ing adjectives to describe feelings and things

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  • At times, English can be a ___ language to learn.

  • I'm not going to watch it. It sounds really ___.

  • It ___ me to read that economy is getting worse.

  • Aren't you ___ after running all that way?

  • Try not to get ___ by the noise. You'll get used to it.

  • The wet weather can be ___.

  • There is nothing more ___ than a good meal.