Many adjectives that describe feelings end in ~ed or ~ing. These adjectives come from verbs. They are called participial adjectives.
Já postamos about participial adjectives before (https://mobyduck.com.br/ed-x-ing-confusing-adjectives/). Today vamos expand this theme.
INTERESTED X INTERESTING:
Interested (adjective) = curious.
Eg: Mary is always interested in learning new words.
Interesting (adjective) = not boring; nice.
Eg: His presentation was very interesting. Nem deu pra piscar os eyes!
CONFUSED X CONFUSING:
Confused (adjective) = in doubt.
Eg: Afinal, qual option devo choose? I’m confused now.
Confusing (adjective) = difficult to understand.
Eg: This test is really confusing. Nem sei por onde devo start!
EXCITED X EXCITING:
Excited (adjective) = happy and anxious to do something
Eg: O festival começa next week. I’m very excited!
Exciting (adjective) = the activity or thing that is making you feel excited.
Eg: This book is very exciting. Mal posso esperar até finish it!
Quer saber se você really understand it? Answer the questions:
Languages are very so I feel very every time I learn a new language. I’m studying Italian now. Sometimes the grammar is so I get . But, after I study a little, I understand it very well.
Veja a quiz original no final do link: http://www.englishcurrent.com/grammar/boring-bored-interesting-interested-participial-adjectives/ and don’t be confused anymore (by Matthew Barton of Englishcurrent.com).
Answers: 1) EXCITING / 2) EXCITED / 3) CONFUSING / 4) CONFUSED.