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Adjectives ending in -ed and -ing


Many adjectives that end in '-ed' and '-ing are examples of participial adjectives. They have this name because they are formed from the past participles and present participles of verbs. Here are some examples bored / boring (verb: to bore) surprised / surprising (verb: to surpris...Read more


The following ESL resources are available for Adjectives ending in -ed and -ing:

book references (4)
quiz (4)
Adjectives ing or ed - short quiz (3)
Two-option, ten-question multiple choice quiz




Participial Adjectives 1 -ed / -ing (492)
Brief notes, examples and html quiz


Adjectives: ~ed / ~ing (1146)
Twelve-question MC quiz



General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 2 Relax  Page 20 
Ss listen to extract from soundtrack and say what kind of film.
Unit 4 Adrenalin  Page 34 
(1) Match gradable / absolute adjectives (2) Listen to and practice dialogues on the pattern: 'Were you scared? 'Scared? I was terrified!'

Grammar books with exercises

Developing Grammar in Context book cover 

Developing Grammar in Context 

Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
37 -ed and -ing adjectives  Pages 218 - 222

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 

Susan Kay   
Progress check 1 - 5b Sentences in the hat  Page 5 
Sentence completion + mill drill. General personal topics. 7 / 12 use ed / ing adjectives.

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
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Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)

Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Gender descrimination ESL worksheet thumbnail 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 thumbnail Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3 thumbnail
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
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