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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 words from the list below. Use either the –ing or –ed forms. Some words will be used more than once and some questions have more than one answer.

    Confuse     Interest     Amuse     Disappoint     Surprise     Depress

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