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Participial adjectives Learn how to use -ed and –ing adjectives in English.

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2 Participial adjectives Learn how to use -ed and –ing adjectives in English.

3 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. Lets think about some Examples

4 Miguel didnt 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... These are adjectives, even though they end with –ed. They describe how Miguel feels.

5 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 teachers class is never boring; on the contrary its... These are adjectives, even though they end with –ing. They describe the class.

6 More examples of –ed and –ing adjectives:

7 -ed-ing thrilledthrilling fascinatedfascinating amazedamazing shockedshocking embarrassedembarrassing confusedconfusing frightenedfrightening depresseddepressing amusedamusing annoyedannoying

8 Whats the difference between the –ed and –ing form of adjectives? -ed adjectives describe the way a person feels. -ing adjectives describe someones personality, a place, an event, an experience, etc. *If something is __________ing, it will make you feel ________ed.

9 More examples... Toms job is boring. He feels bored when hes 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.

10 3.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!

11 Now its your turn! 1. confus- English grammar can be extremely ________________. It makes me feel ________________. 2.fascinat- Millions of tourists are __________________ with Balboa Park. This place is absolutely __________________.

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