GRAMMAR

Interesting / Interested & Similar Pairs

QUICK QUIZ

Fill in the blanks with the correct word. When finished, check yours answers below.


    1) Tom is very ______ in politics.

      interesting
      interested


    2) Wendy finds her new job at the law firm very _____.

      interesting
      interested


    3) I'm ______ to hear that you didn't like the movie.

      surprising
      surprised


    4) It's _____ that you didn't like that movie!

      surprising
      surprised


    5) That lecture was so _____. I was just _____ to death by it!

      bored…boring
      boring…bored


    6) Sales results this quarter are really _____.

      disappointed
      disappointing


    7) Our company management was _____ by sales results this quarter.

      disappointing
      disappointed


    8) Paul got accepted to Harvard with an SAT score of only 1200? That's      _____!

      amazed
      amazing


    9) I'm _____ that Paul got accepted to Harvard with his low SAT score.

      amazed
      amazing


    10) Jill tried to order some clothing online, but she found the process too        _____.

      confusing
      confused


    11) I'm _____. Please explain to me again why you keep showing up late for        work.

      confusing
      confused


    12) Joan finds her husband's snoring very _____.

      annoying
      annoyed


    13) Bob was _____ when Cindy arrived an hour late for their date.

      annoying
      annoyed


    14) Greg works 70 hour weeks at the investment bank. By the end of the         week, he's _____.

      exhausting
      exhausted


    15) For most people, running a marathon is an _______ experience.

      exhausting
      exhausted


    16) You're traveling around the world for six months? Sounds ______!

      exciting
      excited


    17) We're _____ to hear that you've accepted our job offer.

      exciting
      excited


    18) Diane hates speaking in front of a large audience. She finds it _______.

      terrified
      terrifying


    19) When she had to speak before an audience of 500 people, Diane was        ____.

      terrified
      terrifying


    20) I can't believe how many people lost their homes in Hurricane Katrina.        It's ____! I'm simply _____.

      shocking…shocked
      shocked…shocking


Answer Key: 1) interested; 2) interesting; 3) surprised; 4) surprising; 5) boring...bored; 6) disappointing; 7) disappointed; 8) amazing; 9) amazed; 10) confusing; 11) confused; 12) annoying; 13) annoyed; 14) exhausted; 15) exhausting; 16) exciting; 17) excited; 18) terrifying; 19) terrified; 20) shocking...shocked
   
 
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