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This is a grammar presentation on participial adjectives: -ed and -ing adjectives that LOOK like verbs, but are actually adjectives.

This is a grammar presentation on participial adjectives: -ed and -ing adjectives that LOOK like verbs, but are actually adjectives.

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  • Participial adjectives Learn how to use -ed and –ing adjectives in English.
  • Participial Adjectives look like verbs, but they are really adjectives. Their function is to describe nouns.
    • English uses many pairs of –ed and –ing adjectives. You probably know some of these adjectives already.
    • Let’s think about some Examples
  • Miguel didn’t sleep very well last night. To make things worse, he had to get up early this morning because his boss asked him to come to work early. When he got up, he realized that he was out of coffee. Poor Miguel. Today he feels . . . tired exhausted These are adjectives , even though they end with –ed. They describe how Miguel feels .
  • School is difficult, but Martha enjoys it because she loves to learn. She especially loves her Science class because the teacher is very good. The teacher’s class is never boring; on the contrary it’s . . .
    • These are adjectives , even though they end with –ing. They describe the class .
    interesting exciting
    • More examples of
    • – ed and –ing adjectives:
    • -ed -ing
    • thrilled thrilling
    • fascinated fascinating
    • amazed amazing
    • shocked shocking
    • embarrassed embarrassing
    • confused confusing
    • frightened frightening
    • depressed depressing
    • amused amusing
    • annoyed annoying
    Are any of these words new for you?
  • What’s the difference between the –ed and –ing form of adjectives?
    • -ed adjectives describe the way a person feels.
    • -ing adjectives describe someone’s personality, a place, an event, an experience, etc.
    • *If something is __________ing, it will make you feel ________ed.
  • More examples . . .
    • Tom’s job is boring . He feels bored when he’s at work. Tom is bored because his job is boring .
    • 2. Jane thinks that computers are interesting . She is interested in studying computers in the future.
    • My friend was feeling depressed , so I invited him to come out with us to see an amusing movie. I thought it might make him laugh a little.
    • 4. Tripping in front of other people can be really embarrassing . I always feel embarrassed when this happens!
  • Now it’s your turn!
    • 1. confus-
    • English grammar can be extremely ________________. It makes me feel ________________.
    • fascinat-
    • Millions of tourists are __________________ with Balboa Park. This place is absolutely __________________.
    confusing confused fascinated fascinating
  • For more practice:
    • Click on the link below or type in the website address:
    • http://www.quia.com/quiz/648404.html
    Good Luck!