568 – Irregular Participle Adjectives

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Today we’re going to talk about vocabulary. Way back in episode 26, we talked about participle adjectives. You know, words like interesting and interested, exciting and excited, and boring and bored. Well today we’re going to talk about irregular participle adjectives. This is a small group of ED adjectives that don’t have a corresponding ING form. Are you ready? Let’s get the ball rolling!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details.

  • I could say that my job tires me. My job is tiring. I’m tired because of my job.
  • Jazz music really excites me. Jazz is exciting. I get excited when I listen to jazz.
  • I was delighted to take a walk in that garden. Or taking a walk in that garden was delightful.
  • We were delighted to see them. Seeing them last night was delightful.
  • I was impressed by the exhibition. Or the exhibition was impressive.
  • I’m sure everyone will be impressed by his speech. His speeches are always impressive.
  • Jenny was offended by the boss’s comments. She found his comments offensive.
  • I was offended by the smell of that cheese. The smell of that cheese was offensive.
  • I felt scared on the subway at night. The subway at night is scary.
  • Tommy was scared when he rode the roller coaster. He said the roller coaster was scary.
  • Jack was stressed when the boss called him in for a meeting. He said the meeting was very stressful.
  • Going out in the car is stressful for my dog. He gets stressed in the car.

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