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How to Teach -ED & -ING Adjectives

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by Insights to English | 17 May 2018
Resource Description:

A video on how to teach Adjectives ending in -ING or in -ED/-EN.  These are also called 'Passive and Active Adjectives', or 'Participle Adjectives'.

The video not only shows how students can understand why we use them, but also helps us to remember which is which.

Audience: Secondary, Adult, Teacher Training
Audience Language Proficiency: Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Tip:

See video here.

ACTIVE ADJECTIVES use the present participle form (they end with 'ing') and express that the connected noun causes the related action. Remember that progressive/continuous tenses also are active and also have verbs that end with 'ing'.

PASSIVE ADJECTIVES use the past participle form (they usually end with 'ed') and express that the connected noun is affected by the related action. Remember that perfect tenses can also focus on results and also have verbs that end with 'ed' (except for irregular verbs).

WATCH THE VIDEO for details.

TESOL Interest Section: English as a Foreign Language, Teacher Education