I often see students mix up “boring” and “bored.”
Remember that a thing is boring. Like a movie, a speech or some homework. This means we say:
“This movie is really boring. I hate it!”
“The president’s speech was boring. I almost fell asleep.”
People feel bored. So we say:
“I feel really bored today.”
“The movie made me feel really bored.”
“Baby, I’m bored. Let’s watch a different movie.”
This is the most common error I see, but there are a few similar pairs. For instance:
- We feel interested. Things are interesting.
- We feel excited. Things are exciting.
- We feel confused. Things are confusing.