Friday, May 2, 2008

How to use 'interested' and 'interesting' correctly

Although ‘interested’ and ‘interesting’ belong to adjectives, they differ in their usage. The following are examples of how to use them correctly.

1 He is interested in history of places he will be visiting.

2 The history of the places he will be visiting is very interesting.

3 I managed to get him interested in my project.

4 She gave me a very interesting account of the event there.

5 Johan is a very interesting person.

Note: ‘interested’ means ‘wanting to give your attention to something and discover more about it.’

‘interesting’ means ‘arresting your attention because something is unusual, exciting, or somebody has a lot of ideas.'

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