Present participle or past participle

February 17, 2013pdf

Participles can be used as adjectives. Complete the following sentences using appropriate present participle or past participle forms.

1. The film was so ………………………….. that I fell asleep in the middle.

a) boring

b) bored

2. Would you like to come over? I’m so ………………………………….

a) boring

b) bored

3. The journey was quite …………………………..

a) tiring

b) tired

4. Her behavior was quite ……………………………………

a) disgusting

b) disgusted

5. She left in a hurry because she was ……………………………….

a) disgusted

b) disgusting

6. He ………………………….. everyone by turning up late.

a) annoyed

b) annoying

7. I was really ……………………………. by her story.

a) inspiring

b) inspired

8. Her story was so ……………………………….. that they decided to publish it as a book.

a) inspired

b) inspiring

9. He was very ………………………………… with his results.

a) pleased

b) pleasing

10. We were …………………………. to hear that there had been an accident.

a) shocking

b) shocked

Answers

1. The film was so boring that I fell asleep in the middle.

2. Would you like to come over? I’m so bored.

3. The journey was quite tiring.

4. Her behavior was quite disgusting.

5. She left in a hurry because she was disgusted.

6. He annoyed everyone by turning up late.

7. I was really inspired by her story.

8. Her story was so inspiring that they decided to publish it as a book.

9. He was very pleased with his results.

10. We were shocked to hear that there had been an accident.

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