English adjectives ending in -ed -ing


Adjectives ending in -ed are used with personal subjects, and adjectives ending in -ing are used with impersonal ones.

This story excites me.
I am excited by it.
It is exciting.

-ed -ing
amazed amazing
amused amusing
annoyed annoying
alarmed alarming
appalled appalling
astonished astonishing
bored boring
bewildered bewildering
confused confusing
depressed depressing
disgusted disgusting
distressed distressing
excited exciting
embarrassed embarrasing
exhausted exhausting
interested interesting
frightened frightening
horrified horrifying
irritated irritating
moved moving
relaxed relaxing
satisfied satisfying
shocked shocking
surprised surprising
terrified teffifying
worried worrying
pleased pleasing
tired tiring
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