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"-ed" and "-ing" adjectives

These suffixes are not just used to form the past and continuous verbal tenses. They are also used with adjectives.

This type of adjectives is composed of a verb and the suffix -ed or -ing.

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Always remember that the sense of the sentence changes according to the suffix used.


-ed adjectives

This is used to indicate or describe emotions. In other words, it indicates that the subject or person is feeling something. In the sentence, it follows the verb to be.

Its Spanish relative is "-ado", "-ido".

-ed adjective example

-ing adjectives

These adjectives indicate or describe the qualities of something or someone and are also used to refer to objects or situations.

Just like with "-ed" adjectives, it follows the verb to be in the sentence.

-ing adjective example

Differences

To talk about a person, use -ing adjectives to indicate a permanent quality, and use -ed  adjectives to indicate a temporary quality.

Let's see some examples:



  • Before and After
  • Sentence connectors
  • Verb "to need"
  • Verb "to wish"
  • "-ed" and "-ing" adjectives
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Before and After
  • Sentence connectors
  • Verb "to need"
  • Verb "to wish"
  • "-ed" and "-ing" adjectives
  • Phrasal verbs