【易混淆字】我好無聊是I’m bored還是I’m boring呢?-ed -ing大剖析!教你正確使用形容詞!

 

bored、boring的中文都是無聊,那「我好無聊」的英文該怎麼說呢?

(A)I am bored. (B)I am boring.

答案是:(A)

你一定在想為什麼(B)不對,現在就來教你兩者的差異吧!

 

〈一〉-ed結尾形容詞

-ed結尾形容詞是用來表達「自身的感受」,主詞一定是人

【例句】

I am really interested in math, because I have met a good teacher.

我因為遇到好的老師,所以我對數學很有興趣。

He was surprised to see Anna again before she headed to France for study.

他很驚訝能在Anna去法國讀書前再見到她一面。

I was confused by what the teacher taught today.

我對老師今天所教的內容很困惑。

She feels extremely tired after working extra hours.

她在加班後感到極度疲倦。

 

〈二〉-ing結尾形容詞

-ing結尾形容詞是用來表達「人事物帶給人的感受」,

所以主詞「人、事、物」皆可喔!

【例句】

Mike is so good at course design. He makes his courses so interesting !

Mike超級會設計教案的!他把課程都變得很有趣!

It is not surprising that we spend 5 hours coming back to Taipei during Chinese New Year.

過年期間花五個小時回台北,一點都不令人意外。

The findings of this case are confusing.

這個案子的調查結果很令人疑惑。

Getting alone with Jessic is really tiring.

和Jessica相處真的是一件很累人的事。

 

〈三〉常見-ed/-ing形容詞

bored 感到無聊的

boring 令人感到無聊的

 

annoyed 感到惱怒的

annoying 令人感到惱怒的

 

interested 感到有興趣的

interesting 令人感到有興趣的

 

excited 感到興奮的

exciting 令人感到興奮的

 

confused 感到困惑的

confusing 令人感到困惑的

 

tired 感到累的

tiring 令人感到累的

 

shocked 感到震驚的

shocking 令人感到震驚的

 

satisfied 感到滿意的

satisfying 令人感到滿意的

 

surprised 感到驚訝的

surprising 令人感到驚訝的

 

disappointed 感到失望的

disappointing 令人感到失望的

 

〈四〉文法練習

Part A. 選擇題

  1. I am _______. I don’t know what to do.

(A)confusing (B)confused

  1. The result is _______, so the boss is happy.

(A)satisfying (B)satisfied

  1. After visiting five customers, Anna is _______. 

(A)tiring (B)tired

  1. Jackson is so _______. No wonder nobody likes him.

(A)annoying (B)annoyed

  1. I am _______ with my grade in the math test.

(A)disappointing (B)disappointed

 

Part B: 中翻英

  1. 這則新聞很令人震驚。

  2. Hank是一位有趣的老師。

  3. 我對我們的蜜月旅行感到很興奮。

  4. 他的演講很令人困惑。

  5. 這堂美術課讓我感到很無聊。

 

答案:

Part A

(B)(A)(B)(A)(B)

 

Part B 

  1. The news is shocking.

  2. Hank is an interesting teacher.

  3. I am excited about our honeymoon.

  4. His speech is confusing.

  5. This art class makes me feel bored(=This art class bores me.).

 

你都答對了嗎?還有不會的,就趕緊去Engoo請教請教老師吧!

 

參考資料:
  1. engVid. Bored or Boring? Learn about -ED and -ING adjectives in English. [online]. [accessed February 10, 2019]
Available: https://www.engvid.com/ed-ing-adjectives-in-english/
 
  1. Learn English. (2008). '-ed' and '-ing' adjectives: describing feelings and things. [online]. [accessed February 10, 2019]
Available: https://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/ed-and-ing-adjectives-describing-feelings-and-things/