Exercise 2: adjectives ending in ‘-ed’ and ‘-ing’

(Practise differentiating adjectives ending in ‘-ed/-ing’)

Adjective suffixes ‘-ing’ or ‘-ed’ – cloze test (difficulty: 3 of 5 – medium)

Fill the gaps with the appropriate adjective ending in ‘-ed’ or ‘-ing’. The resulting sentence must make sense.

  • Example: “The book I’m reading at the moment is quite boring.” (bored/boring)

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  1. Why are you ? Don’t you like the present? (disappointed/disappointing)
  2. The task I’m doing today is quite . (confused/confusing)
  3. Sam says he doesn’t want to watch that movie any longer. (bored/boring)
  4. I’ve done a lot of sports this week. I feel a bit . (exhausted/exhausting)
  5. The new roller-coaster in the amusement park is very . (excited/exciting)
  6. Mosquitos can be very at night. (annoyed/annoying)
  7. Some people find spiders , although most of them are not dangerous. (terrified/terrifying)
  8. I was when I heard the news about the earthquake. (shocked/shocking)

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