Wednesday, June 20

Verb or Adjective?





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As a matter of fact, there are many words in English that look like Verbs but are actually Adjectives. That’s why they become very confusing for a student at the moment of speaking.



Here is an incomplete table of such words:



Adjective

Adjective
Verb
satisfied

satisfying
satisfy
confused

confusing
confuse
amazed

amazing
amaze
surprised

surprising
surprise
shocked

shocking
shock
disappointed

disappointing
disappoint
amused

amusing
amuse
frightened

frightening
frighten
interested

interesting
interest
excited

exciting
excite
etc.





Quite a lot of words, right? And they all look very similar to one another.



As you can imagine, this is one of the reasons why a learner makes a mistake when constructing sentences.





But to talk about the difference between these types of words would take a long time. I cannot discuss them all in detail.



My purpose today is to make your realize the importance of knowing what type of word (Part of Speech) you're really using. Without this knowledge, you'll always make a mistake in sentence-construction.




Here are a few simple and short sample paragraphs practicing the different type of words above:



All the Adjectives are in red while all the Verbs are in green font.




1.       In general, I’m satisfied with my life. My life is satisfying. My life satisfies me.


2.       But I’m not satisfied with my English skill. My English skill isn’t satisfying. My English skill doesn’t satisfy me.


3.       This is why I’m learning English right now. I will be satisfied with my English in the future. My skill will be satisfying. My English skill will satisfy me.


4.       I’m not married now. I didn’t marry yet. But I will be married someday. I will marry someday.


5.       I will be married to a handsome guy (beautiful girl). I will marry a handsome guy (beautiful girl).


6.       After that, I will be completely satisfied with my life. My life will be satisfying. My life will satisfy me.








Hope you learned something!

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