A lot of adjectives are made from verbs by adding –ing or –ed. They are called participial adjectives they take the forms of the present (-ing) and past participle (-ed) of the verb.
-ed adjectives are used to describe how we feel. Look at the following examples:
- We’re tired. Can we stop running?
- I’m bored. Let’s play cards.
- I was surprised to see her.
-ing adjectives are used to talk about the things that produce these feelings. Check the examples below:
- Running is very tiring. We don’t want to run.
- This film is very boring. Let’s play cards.
- Her visit was very surprising. We weren’t expecting her.
A list of some common adjectives