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Use -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. (She felt tired.)

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. (The action of her work is tiring so; she feels tired every day.)

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Use the correct form of the word in brackets to complete the sentence.