Adjectives -ED or -ING Exercise

Adjectives -ED or -ING Exercise at Auto-English

-ING the cause
-ED the effect

Fill the gaps with the adjectives in brackets.

1

He's such a monotonous speaker. I was ________________ stiff. (bored / boring)

2 Most sequels are ________________. (disappointed / disappointing)
3 I had such a ________________ day I went straight to bed. (tired / tiring)
4 Everyone's very ________________ about the news. (excited / exciting)
5 That lamp produces a very ________________ effect. (pleased / pleasing)
6 The whole school was ________________ by the tragic event. (saddened / saddening)
7 I don't like watching ________________ films on my own. (depressed / depressing)
8 I was ________________ when she told me she'd got divorced. (amazed / amazing)
9 He's such a ________________ guy. He only ever talks about himself. (bored / boring)
10 I'm very ________________ in films and theatre. (interested / interesting)
11 No one knew what would happen next. We were all ________________ . (intrigued / intriguing)
12 It was a very ________________ situation. (interested / interesting)
13 There's been some very ________________ news. (surprised / surprising)
14 His mother was ________________ by what she found under his bed. (disgusted / disgusting)
15 Their hamburgers are ________________ . (disgusted / disgusting)
16 Dad always arrives home from work thoroughly ________________ . (exhausted / exhausting)
17 He's always showing off. It's really ________________ . (annoyed / annoying)
18 I think Alex is one of the most ________________ people I've ever met. He can't keep still for a second. (annoyed / annoying)
19 I walked into this restaurant and there was Andy with a strange woman. He seemed really ________________ . (embarrassed / embarrassing)
20 She kept talking about her boyfriend problems all night. It was rather ________________ . (embarrassed / embarrassing)

 

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