Sunday, March 16, 2008

How to use 'bored' and 'boring' correctly

The adjective ‘bored’ means ‘feeling tired and unhappy because something is not interesting or because you have nothing to do.

On the other hand, the adjective ‘boring’ bears the meaning of ‘not interesting or exciting’.

‘bored’ is used:

a) after ‘feel’

Example: I felt bored yesterday because I had nothing to do.

b) before ‘with’ or ‘of’

Example: I was getting bored of listening to the same song,

‘boring’ is used:

a) before a noun.

Example: It was a boring movie and I nearly felt asleep.

b) after a noun

Example: I found the show boring.

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