Adjectives derived from verbs are formed by adding –ing or –ed to the verbs.
–ed/–ing: amazed/amazing, annoyed/annoying, damaged/damaging, decayed/decaying, interested/interesting
–ed: the escaped prisoners, improved version, polluted river
- We need to get more young people interested in the subject.
- We need to make the subject more interesting to more young people.
- We were totally amazed by the brilliance of the player.
- What an amazing player he was.
- She was quite annoyed at the way he behaved.
- She found his behaviour quite annoying.
- The chunk of meat was completely decayed.
- The smell of decaying meat wafted towards him.
- His health appears badly damaged by excessive smoking.
- Smoking is seriously damaging to his health.