Most Commonly Used Adjectives in English

1. Using Adjectives to Describe Nouns or People’s States

We use adjectives to describe the state of nouns or individuals.

My English is very good.

I am afraid of dogs.

I didn’t look well yesterday.

2. Forming Adjectives with -ing and -ed Suffixes:

break=breaking (broken)

I like swimming on breaking waves.

I got very bored in Dr. Jane’s lecture yesterday.

-ed adjectives are often used to express how we feel about something or someone, while -ing adjectives are used to explain what caused that feeling.

Other examples:

boring / bored

confusing / confused

depressing / depressed

interesting / interested

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