How to Use “ING” and “ED” Adjectives

This is one of the most common English mistakes I hear. So, if you want to sound like a native speaker, you need to be sure to get your “ing” and “ed” adjectives in order.

Very simple summation:

  • If it’s about ME– something I’m FEELING– you want the “ed” adjective.
  • If it’s a THING — look, that word ends in ING — you want the “ing” adjective.


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Of course, there’s a little more to it than that. Plus, there’s always some exceptions, but I think you’ll have a way better understanding after watching.

Published by Jon Dao

Formerly, the Conversation Coach

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