So this came up in a lesson today and I thought I would share it with you guys. Hopefully you’ll find this to be a helpful way to remember the difference between bored and boring, excited and exciting, etc. If you havn’t see it yet, check out my bored vs boring lesson here which has the details of this language point. Here today I want to just show you a different way of looking at the topic.
- Words ending in ed represent feelings: bored, excited, interested, etc.
- Words ending in ing represent the reason or cause of those feelings: boring, exciting, interesting, etc.
Edward is a man’s name, and Ed is the nickname for Edward. Ed is a person. People have feelings, so Ed is a feeling. Words ending in ed are feelings.
Another way to practice this is to use both words in a sentence, using this pattern → [something] is ING, so I am ED
- The party is boring, so I am bored.
- The movie was interesting, so I am interested in it (remember, we say interested in something).
- The roller coaster is exciting, so I am excited to ride it.
Ok, so good luck and study this lesson so you can master this point. I know it is confusing, but I hope I have made you less confused. Feel free to comment here on this or any other lesson.
Have a look at these conversations:
- Joe: Do you like pizza?
- Bob: Yes I do. And I like pasta.
- Joe: I do too. But I don’t like olives.
- Bob: Me neither. And I don’t drink wine
- Joe: I don’t either.
It can be a little confusing using such phrases as me too, so do I, me neither, etc. Have a look at the chart below. When talking about likes and dislikes the response you use depends on if you agree or disagree with the statement:
|I like pizza||Me too||I do to||So do I||I don’t|
|I don’t like pizza||Me neither||I don’t either||Neither do I||I do|
Points to remember:
- When you agree to a positive statement (I like pizza) use me too, I do too, or so do I.
- When you disagree to a positive statement (I like pizza) use I don’t.
- When you agree to a negative statement (I don’t like pizza) use me neither, I don’t either, or Neither do I.
- When you disagree to a negative statement (I like pizza) use I do.
I hope this was a helpful lesson. Do you like it? I do! Do you like pizza? Let me know.
Today we’ll continue a look at phrasal verbs. Today’s featured verbs are hold & run. Read the following story and see how many of the phrasal verbs starting with turn you know.
I ran into an old high school friend the other day at the supermarket. He was there because he ran out of dog food. He told me that the day before his dog ran away, and it almost got run over by a kid on a bicycle. I had to hold back my tears as he spoke. Suddenly, his phone rang, and so he asked me to hold on. Someone found the dog! The man was going to hold on to the dog until my friend could go get him.
Ok…let look at the meaning of these phrasal verbs:
- · I ran into an old high school friend
- o When you run into someone, you meet them unexpectedly.
- · He ran out of dog fod.
- o When you run out of something, you have no more of it.
- · His dog ran away.
- o When a person or animal runs away, they leave unexpectedly
- · The dog almost got run over by a bicycle.
- o When a person or animal is run over, a car drives over them.
- · I had to hold back my tears
- o When you hold back emotion, you hide your emotion.
- · He asked me to hold on.
- o When you hold on, you are waiting for a short time
- · The man was going to hold on to the dog.
- o When you hold on to something, you keep it for a short time.
Well, thanks for running into my blog today. I hope you enjoyed it! I have to go to the store now. I ran out of ideas:D
Have you run into anyone recently?