Learn English Vocabulary – Excited vs. Exciting

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What is the difference between excited and exciting?

Adjectives with ED show your feeling about something.

  • I’m excited about starting a new job next month.
  • Everyone was really excited at the concert.
  • Finally, Jack proposed to Jenny. She was so excited.

On the other hand, adjectives with ING show the reason that you have a certain feeling.

  • Starting a new job is really exciting.
  • That concert last night was exciting.
  • I heard Jenny got engaged. That’s so exciting!

Keep in mind the best way to remember this or any vocabulary in English is to take the word or phrase write it in a sentence that’s true for you or true in your world and then memorize your sentences.

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