Commonly Confused Words are not Boring

Which word should you use? Boring, bore or bored.

You guessed it. The word word you choose depends on the context.

• Use bored to describe a feeling. Use it with linking verbs — am, is, are, was, feel, felt: I am bored. I feel bored.
• Also use bored as a past tense verb: His story bored me.
• Use the -ing word in present continuous form to say what is happening now: You are boring me with your bad jokes.
• Use the -ing word as an adjective to describe a noun (a person, place, animal or thing): This is a boring TV show, a boring book, a boring movie.
• Use the infinitive form as a verb / action: That teacher bores her students with too many grammar lessons. But I promise, I will never bore you!

More words with similar usage
Frustrate
I feel very frustrated because this exam is so frustrating. These exams frustrate me with confusing questions. These frustrating exams are really too much!

Excite
I feel excited on these slopes because the ski trails are very exciting. The challenge excites me. The most exciting ski slopes are in Colorado.

Interest
I am interested in this book because the cover looks very interesting. This author always interests me with unique characters. This very interesting book is all about history. Note: interest can also be a noun.
Also please, disappoint, surprise, stimulate, intrigue, terrify and shock

Examples
I am bored now. I felt bored. We were bored. They felt bored.
This is a disappointing book. When I read it, I felt very disappointed.
He shocks me. I feel shocked when he makes those outrageous comments.
They were intriguing him with unique stories. He felt intrigued listening to those old stories.
This boring lesson is stupid. I am so bored! I feel totally bored.
This magazine is surprising. I am really surprised by this magazine!
I am interested in jazz but I am not interested in politics. He is interested in cooking.
This war is terrifying. I feel terrified. I am terrified by war.
That class frustrates me. This class is frustrating.

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