interested vs interesting

interested vs interesting
  Interested is a past participle. When used as an adjective it says how someone feels.
  For example: "I was very interested in the lesson."
  Interesting is a present participle. When used as an adjective it describes the people or things that cause the feelings.
  For example: "It was an interesting lesson ."
  See curious

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  • interested vs interesting —   Interested is a past participle. When used as an adjective it says how someone feels.   For example: I was very interested in the lesson.   Interesting is a present participle. When used as an adjective it describes the people or things that… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • interested - interesting — ◊ interested If you want to know more about something or someone, you can say that you are interested in them. I m very interested in birds. Ellen seemed genuinely interested in him and his work. Note that you do not use any preposition except in …   Useful english dictionary

  • interested */*/*/ — UK [ˈɪntrəstɪd] / US [ˈɪntrəstəd] adjective Collocations: Interested describes how you feel: I am extremely interested in art. ♦ She didn t look very interested. Interesting describes things or situations that make you feel interested: I find art …   English dictionary

  • interesting — in|terest|ing W2S1 [ˈıntrıstıŋ] adj if something is interesting, you give it your attention because it seems unusual or exciting or provides information that you did not know about ≠ uninteresting, boring ↑boring ▪ That s an interesting question …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • interested*/*/*/ — [ˈɪntrəstɪd] adj 1) wanting to know about or take part in something Ant: uninterested Joe s always been interested in politics.[/ex] 2) willing or keen to do something We re going to the cinema. Are you interested (= would you like to come… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Interesting — Interest In ter*est, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Interested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Interesting}.] [From interess d, p. p. of the older form interess, fr. F. int[ e]resser, L. interesse. See {Interest}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To engage the attention of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interesting — in|ter|est|ing [ ıntrəstıŋ ] adjective *** something that is interesting makes you want to know about it or take part in it: She s an interesting new writer. That brings up an interesting point that we haven t talked about yet. it is interesting… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • interesting */*/*/ — UK [ˈɪntrəstɪŋ] / US adjective something that is interesting makes you want to know about it or take part in it She s an interesting new writer. That brings up an interesting point that we haven t talked about yet. it is interesting to… …   English dictionary

  • Interested — Interest In ter*est, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Interested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Interesting}.] [From interess d, p. p. of the older form interess, fr. F. int[ e]resser, L. interesse. See {Interest}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To engage the attention of; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quite Interesting Limited — Infobox company name = Quite Interesting Limited type = Private company limited by shares foundation = Oxford, United Kingdom, 1999 founder = John Lloyd location = 2nd Floor Lynton House, 7 12 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9BQ. area served =… …   Wikipedia

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