Adjectives are determiners that can be placed in two different positions within a sentence to modify or describe a person or a thing.
Adjectives can be used with active or passive voice.
Below you can see how to create active and passive adjectives:
Active adjectives end in -ing;
Passive adjectives end in -ed.
- Her answer was amazing!
We were amazed by her answer.
- The film is so boring!
I don’t like this film, I’m bored.
- They found the topic very interesting.
They were interested in the topic.
We use active adjectives when we talk about somebody or something causing a particular effect.
We use passive adjectives when we talk about somebody or something experiencing a feeling or emotion.
We can use adjectives in a active or passive voice, with there being a significant difference in meaning.
Active adjectives, which end in -ing, express the idea of something or someone causing a particular event or effect.
Passive adjectives, which end in -ed, express the idea of something or someone experiencing a particular event or effect.
— “This class was boring!“= The class is the one who causes the situation which is “being boring”.
— “I was bored during the lesson.“= I am the one who experiences the action and “get bored”.
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