flasyb: maybe I'm incorrect but when I read your example of bored/boring, I would have thought they were used as adverbs."The students are bored because the teacher is boring. It is a characteristic of the teacher (now or permanently it is unclear) to be boring and the students feel bored"I understand adj and adv can be the same, but not at the same time right? Please correct me if I am wrong. ^above, bored is modifying the verb 'are' and boring is modifying the verb 'is'. As an adj I would say, A boring teacher makes bored students. <--- now modifying the noun.
Thank you for that advice. What I mean is ...the difference between "interesting/interested" "boring/bored" ...thought it might be a common lesson with already some worksheets or power points made.
Quote from: Juno106 on March 28, 2011, 05:28:34 PMThank you for that advice. What I mean is ...the difference between "interesting/interested" "boring/bored" ...thought it might be a common lesson with already some worksheets or power points made.Others have already posted the linguistic reasons for using one over the other. I personally just teach cause-and-effect definitionsBORING -- causes boredomBORED -- experiences boredom (feeling)INTERESTING -- causes interestINTERESTED -- experiences interest (feeling)SCARY -- causes fearSCARED -- experiences fear (feeling)"Fun" and "funny" don't belong in this category, since "fun" and "funny" are both causes of feelings, not feelings themselves (except for "feeling funny," but then "funny" means "strange," so I don't bring it up, ever).