Adjectives ending in' ing 'and ' ed '
A/ Somebody is bored if something (or somebody else) is boring. Or, if something is boring, it makes you bored. So:
Tracy is bored because her job is boring.
Tracy's job is boring, so Tracy is bored, (not 'Tracy is boring')
If a person is boring, this means that they make other people bored:
Charles always talks about the same things. He's really boring.
B/ Compare adjectives ending in -ing and ed
You can say:
My job is boring, interesting/ tiring/ satisfying/ depressing, (etc.)
The -ing adjective tells you about the job.
Compare these examples:
Jenny thinks politics is very interesting.
Did you meet anyone interesting at the party?
It was quite surprising that he passed the examination.
The film was disappointing. I expected it to be much better
The news was shocking.
You can say:
I'm bored with my job.
I'm not interested in my job any more
I'm always tired when I finish work.
I'm not satisfied with my job.
My job makes me depressed, (etc.)
The -ed adjective tells you how somebody feels (about the job).
Jenny is very interested in politics, (not interesting in politics')
Are you interested in buying a car? I'm trying to sell mine.
Everybody was surprised that he passed the examination.
I was disappointed with the film. I expected it to be much better.
We were very shocked when we heard the news.
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