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Adjectives ending in -ed or -ing

Adjectives that end in -ed describe how you feel.

  • The cats were very interested in the mouse.
    (The cats feel interested in the mouse.)
  • I feel relaxed after my holiday.
    (I feel relaxed.)
  • She felt tired after working all day.

Adjectives that end in -ing describe the action by something or someone.

  • The running mouse was interesting for the cats.
    (The running action of the mouse was interesting.)
  • My holiday was relaxing.
    (The action of my holiday was relaxing.)
  • Her work is tiring. She feels tired at the end of every day.