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List of Commonly Used Participial Adjectives

 

Hero Asked on 17/09/2014 in English Grammar.
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Participial adjectives are adjectives that have the same endings as verb participles, namely –ed and –ing.

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Below is a list of some of the more commonly used participial adjectives:

  • Terrifying
  • Terrified
  • Bored
  • Boring
  • Excited
  • Exciting
  • Renowned
  • Surprised
  • Surprising
  • Relaxed
  • Relaxing
  • Misunderstood

As you can see above, most regular adjectives can carry both the –ed and the –ing endings, however some adjectives like renowned cannot.

Additionally, as with verbs, adjectives such as misunderstood and unknown also qualify as having –ed endings, despite not having those literal endings.

It is important to not confuse verbs with adjectives however (even though they can share the same suffixes!) Take a look at the example below for clarification:

Adjectival:

  • The movie was terrifying

Verbal:

  • The movie was terrifying the kids

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Hero Answered on 18/09/2014.
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