Participial adjectives

hi I'm welcome to American English daily today we're going to be looking at a grammar topic participial adjectives we know that an adjective is a word that describes a noun a participial adjective is an adjective that has the form of a participle either ing ending or edy ending most of these participle adjectives come in pairs meaning that they have the ing form and the edie form for example exciting excited confusing confused boring bored amusing amused and it's important to understand the difference between the ing ending and the EB ending if we're going to use these participle adjectives correctly in English participial adjectives ending with IDI are used to describe a feeling that a person feels it's used to describe the recipient of the feeling and the ing ending is used to describe the cause of the feeling let me give you a simple example using these two participial adjectives confused and confusing I feel confused so I am describing the emotion that I have now if I want to talk about the cause of the emotion I can say this book is really confusing and I use the ing ending to describe the book because the book is the one that's causing me to feel confused so we use ing to talk about the cause that can be a person a situation or a thing that is causing an emotion and we use the IDI ending to talk about the recipient the one who feels that emotion let me give you a couple other examples sentences I am really interested in biology biology is an interesting subject so here I've used interested the IDI participial adjectives describe the way I feel and I've used ing interesting to describe what causes that feeling biology the subject of biology causes me to feel interested a couple other examples the students feel bored the class is really boring the boring class makes the students feel bored and one last example the excited people wait in line for the concert to begin the concert is exciting so here we see some examples that illustrate the difference between what causes the emotion and the person or people who are feeling the emotion on the next screen I'm going to put a list of some of the most common participial adjectives Paris in English see if you can come up with a few sentences that demonstrate that you know how to correctly use participial adjectives you if you'd like feedback on them write those sentences in the comments below so I can see them incorrect your writing thank you for watching and make sure to leave any questions or comments you have about participial adjectives below or on our Facebook page that's facebook.com slash American English daily

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