This is an English language lesson about Participle Adjectives.
A Participle adjective is a verb ending in –ed or in –ing.
Adjectives ending –ed describe feelings.
Adjectives ending – ing describe places, things or activities
In the examples given, we have listed verbs alphabetically with reference to both the base verb and the core noun.
The keywords of the lesson are highlighted in bold.
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I was amazed to hear Sally got married last month.
It was amazing to hear the news about Sally.
I was bored by the film.
It was a boring film.
I feel bored (correct). I feel boring (incorrect)
I am boring (correct but describes yourself negatively and with different meaning)
I am confused which way to go
The directions on the map are very confusing
I feel quite depressed today
The weather is depressing today
I am disappointed by the exam results
My exam results were disappointing
The loud noise was very disturbing
I was disturbed by the loud noise
That’s an embarrassing photo
I am really embarrassed by that photo
I’m so excited to go on holiday
It’s exciting to go on holiday
The long journey was exhausting
I was exhausted by the long journey
FRIGHTEN (FEAR) (FRIGHTFULNESS)
I’m frightened of spiders
Spiders are frightening creatures
Your speech was very inspiring
I am very inspired by your speech
My Sister is interested in history
History is an interesting subject to study
I feel totally relaxed now
It’s relaxing to be here now
I am very satisfied with the result
The result was very satisfying
I was surprised by the knock at the door
The knock at the door was very surprising
The dog was terrified by the thunderstorm
The thunderstorm was terrifying to the dog
I felt very tired yesterday doing my work
The job yesterday was so tiring
You look worried. What’s wrong?
The future looks very worrying