Mosquitoes and flies – IRRITATED or IRRITATING?



When you’re woken up in the middle of the night by mosquitoes … it’s happened to most of us at one time or another. In spite of their small size, they are very IRRITATING insects and I am extremely IRRITATED when they interrupt my sleep. It’s the same with flies, especially if I’m eating out for lunch or dinner. I would be looking forward to a SATISFYING meal but these ANNOYING insects turn me into an ANNOYED and DISSATISFIED client.


In the example sentences I’ve given, these words are being used as adjectives. Can you work out when we use the ED and ING form? How about sending in some example sentences to show that you’ve understood?

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