Scare, Scary & Scared – Confusing Vocabulary Lesson

Michael Confusing Words, Vocabulary 4 Comments

Do you like scary movies? I’m not a big fan of them. I guess that’s because I get scared easily. The music in horror movies also scares me. I think those movies probably wouldn’t be scary if there was no music. Today, let’s look at scare, scary, and scared. We will check out the difference between these words and give you some example sentences to help you remember them.

Scare is a verb, and something scares a person.

  • The music in horror movies scares me.
  • The dark often scares children.
  • What scares you?

Scared is the past tense of scare and can also be used as a participle adjective to describe a person’s feeling.

  • I was scared walking around in the city alone at 2am.
  • You look scared. Is everything ok?
  • The movie Clockwork Orange really scared me!

We use scary to describe the thing that makes us feel scared.

  • Do you like scary movies?
  • Her yelling was very scary.
  • Earthquakes and other natural disasters are quite scary.

If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!

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