Bored/Boring (adjectives that end in -ed or -ing)

Introduction

Confusing the adjectives bored and boring and other adjectives that end in ed or ing can lead to funny or embarrassing mistakes. We use these adjectives to describe different things. Keep readng to find out the difference between bored and boring in English and do the excercise to test your knowledge.

Adam ist bored. He thinks the history teacher is boring.

Natasha is interested. She likes history and thinks history is very interesting.

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Adjectives that end with -ing

Adjectives that end in -ing describe the effect of a person or thing.

Example:
Adam thinks the history teacher is boring.
Natasha likes history. She thinks it is very interesting.

Adjectives that end in -ed

Adjectives that end in -ed describe the way a person feels.

Example:
Adam is bored.
Natasha is interested in history.

For more information see adjectives.