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I am interested. I am interesting

Adjectives that end in -ed describes how you feel.

Three cats are looking very interested in something.

The cats were very interested in the mouse.

• I feel relaxed after my holiday.
(You feel relaxed)
• She felt tired after working all day.

Adjectives that end in –ing describe the action by something or someone.
• The mouse was interesting for the cats.
(The action of the mouse was interesting, so the cats were interested)
• My holiday was relaxing.
(So I felt relaxed)
• My work is tiring.

Remember: –ed for your feelings. -ing for the action.
  • Exercise 1

    Remember: –ed for your feelings. –ing for the action.

    Choose from the words in brackets to complete each sentence.

    Remember: –ed for your feelings. –ing for the action.Choose from the words in brackets to complete each sentence.

    Exercise 2

    Remember: –ed for your feelings. –ing for the action.

    Choose from the words in brackets to complete each sentence.

    Remember: –ed for your feelings. –ing for the action.Choose from the words in brackets to complete each sentence.

    Exercise 3

    Complete each sentence with a word from the list below. Use either the ing or –ed forms. Some words will be used more than once.

    Confuse     Interest     Amuse     Disappoint     Surprise     Depress

    Complete each sentence with a word from the list below. Use either the –ing or –ed forms. Some words will be used more than once.

    Confuse     Interest     Amuse     Disappoint     Surprise     Depress

  • Remember: –ed for your feelings. -ing for the action.

    I am interested in UFOs. I saw an interesting UFO in the park yesterday.

    I had an amazing holiday in Turkey recently. I was amazed when I also saw a UFO there!