TESOL/Perceiver and perceived
In English, a word may describe how the speaker is perceived by others, or the impression that others have of the speaker, but not both.
Mechanics[edit | edit source]
Endings[edit | edit source]
In English, words that describe our impression of something outside of us often end in -ed, and words that describe the impression we make on other people often end in -ing.
|The party was boring.||I was bored at the party.|
|Ghosts are scary.||I am scared of ghosts.|
|Roller coasters are exciting.||I am excited.|
|This job is challenging.||I am challenged by this job.|
Other examples[edit | edit source]
Other words follow no particular pattern in their spelling.
- That test is hard.
I am hard.
- My job is stressful.
I am stressful.
Quiz[edit | edit source]