Adjectives with -ed/-ing

What’s the difference between excited and exciting? Interested and interesting?

In English, adjectives with -ed describe your feelings and adjectives with -ing describe the thing that causes your feeling.

For example:

I was so excited when I was watching the movie! – Use “excited” because it is your feeling.

The movie was so exciting! – Use “exciting” because the movie causes your feeling.


Check your answers at the bottom of the page.

  1. Relaxing or relaxed?Slide7
  2. Exhausting or exhausted?Slide5
  3. Frightening or frightened?Slide3
  4. Exciting or excited?Slide4
  5.  Boring or bored?Slide2


  1. Relaxed
  2. Exhausted
  3. Frightening
  4. Exciting
  5. Bored



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