Common English Mistakes and Mix-ups: excited vs exciting


Excited (and most -ed adjectives) describes a happy or enthusiastic feeling/emotion of someone or something (like an animal).

For example: She was very excited about her birthday party.

Exciting (and most -ing adjectives) describes the thing/object/situation that makes you excited. It communicates your opinion about the thing/object/situation.

For example: Birthday parties are very exciting for children because of the presents and games.

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