Adjectives with ‘ed’ and ‘ing’

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Do you know the difference between the word “confused” and “Confusing”? Probably, you are now confused. Today, I’m gonna talk about the difference between adjectives ending with ‘ed’ and ‘ing’.

Hope, the lesson will help you a lot.

-ed Adjectives

Adjectives that end with -ed generally describe your emotion. They tell about your feeling.

adjectives with ed and ing


  1. I was so bored with that lesson, I almost fell asleep.
  2. He was surprised to see Helen after all those years.
  3. She was really tired and went to bed early.

-ing Adjectives

Adjectives that end with -ing generally describe the cause of your emotion. For example, a boring lesson makes you feel bored.


  1. Have you seen that film? It’s really frightening.
  2. I could listen to her for hours. She’s so interesting.
  3. I can’t sleep! That noise is really annoying!

Some More Adjectives with ‘ed’ and ‘ing’

-ed -ing
annoyed annoying
bored boring
confused confusing
disappointed disappointing
excited exciting
frightened frightening
interested interesting
surprised surprising
tired tiring
worried worrying
worried annoying


Hey, you may want to read more about Adjectives. These lessons may help you:

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