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-ed and -ing adjectives/ -ed és -ing végű melléknevek

Some adjectives have two forms depending on whether a person is                          

being affected by something   (e.g.: I was frightened by the look in her eyes.)

or whether a person or thing is having an effect on somebody or something

(e.g.: She is very frightening when she is angry.)

A thing can only be described with the –ing form (e.g.: the film is interesting)

because a thing cannot be affected by anything. Only people can be described

by both –ing and –ed adjectives.

 

Exercise 1: Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the adjective. The base verbal forms are given in brackets.

 

  1. People who talk about politics all the time are ………………… . (bore)
  2. When he realized what a fool he has made of himself, he felt terribly ……………… .   (embarrass)
  3. Don’t go to that restaurant – the food is ………………. (revolt).
  4. The film was so ………………. (move) that she cried at the end.
  5. Looking after children all day long is very ………………. . (tire)
  6. By the evening I am completely ……………………. . (exhaust)
  7. The scenery in the Alps is absolutely ………………. . (amaze)

 

 

Exercise 2: Right or wrong? Where necessary, change the form of the adjective(s) in the sentences.

 

  1. The boy is really annoyed – he is always losing his things.
  2. He has heard some worried news about possible redundancies at work.
  3. After a relaxed bath, she felt refreshing.
  4. The theme park was really disappointing.
  5. There was only one ride which the children thought was really frightened.
  6. My job is challenging, but it has bored moments, too.
  7. Some of the exam results were disappointed, but on the whole, I am satisfying with the students’ progress.

 

 

Answer key:

Exercise 1:

  1. boring, 2. embarrassed, 3. revolting, 4. moving, 5. tiring, 6. exhausted, 7. amazing

Exercise 2:

  1. wrong, annoying, 2. wrong, worrying, 3. wrong, relaxing, wrong, refreshed, 4. right, 5. wrong, frightening, 6. right; wrong, boring, 7. wrong, disappointing; wrong, satisfied

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