Participles used as adjectives

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PARTICIPLES USED AS ADJECTIVES
Both present and past participles are used with the verbs to be and to have to create common verb tenses, but they can also be used as adjectives. Since there is aslight difference in meaning between the present and the past participles when they are used as adjectives, it is very important to choose the appropriate form.

Present participle = ingcauseDescribes how something is | Past participle = ed effectDescribes how someone is. |
* The new Johnny Depp movie sounds interesting. * The movie Jurassic Park was boring, but the book wasfascinating. * The new song is interesting. * The new song was interesting. | * I’m interested in the new Johnny Depp movie. * I was bored by the Jurassic Park Movie but I was fascinated bythe book. * The fans are interested in the new song. * The fans were interested in the new song. |



Base form | Presentparticiple= Things or people are: | Past participle =People (mostly) are: | Meaning |
1. interest | interesting | interested | |
2. amuse | Amusing | Amused | |
3. amaze | Amazing | Amazed | |4. fascinate | Fascinating | fascinated | |
5. introduce | Introducing | introduced | |
6. bore | Boring | Bored | |
7. excite | Exiting | Exited | |
8. shock | Shocking | Shocked | |9. annoy | Annoying | annoyed | Molesto |
10.astonish | Astonishing | Astonished | |
11. confuse | Confusing | Confused | |
12. disappoint | disappointing | Disappointed | |
13.frighten |Frightening | Frightened | Temeroso, asustado |
14. inspire | Inspiring | Inspired | |
15. impress | Impressive | Impressed | |
16. please | Pleasing | Pleased | Agradar,complaciente |
17.attract | Attracting | Attracted | |
18.Relax | Relaxing | Relaxed | |
19. Satisfy | Satisfying | Satisfied | |
20. surprise | Surprising | Surprised | |
21. tire | Tiring | Tired |...
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