Monday, September 1, 2008

How to use 'tired' and 'tiring' correctly

Both 'tired' and 'tiring' are adjectives but their usage differs.
a)'tired' is used after verbs-to-be such as is,am, are,was and were and after the verb 'feel'
Examples: 1 I was very tired after having walked for 10 kilometres.
2 She felt very tired after a hard day's work.

b) 'tiring' is used in front of nouns.
Examples: 1 It was a very tiring game for the shuttler as he had to play three sets to win the badminton match.
2 The tiring work made him very exhausted at the end of the day.

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