#1 Bored Vs Boring: Common English Mistakes Made by Spanish Speakers

Bored Vs Boring: Don’t worry if you make this English mistake, you are not alone!

An English Lesson - When to use Bored and Boring from Wellington House Idiomas Barcelona InglesWhen you are learning English, it’s important to remember that you cannot directly translate from Spanish or whichever language you usually speak.

English is a strange language and often the rules are difficult to understand, here are a few examples that Spanish speakers make when studying English.

1. Bored Vs Boring

Active Sentence Describe Cause Describe Result
The movie bored me. The movie was boring. I was bored.
The lecture interested me. The lecture was interesting. I was interested.
The game excited me. The game was exciting. I was excited.
The news alarmed me. The news was alarming. I was alarmed.
The monster frightened me. The monster was frightening. I was frightened.
The comedian amused me. The comedian was amusing. I was amused.

Wrong = “I was very boring last weekend because I had nothing to do.”
Correct = ” I was very bored last weekend because I had nothing to do.”

Wrong = “I don’t like my job, it’s very bored.”
Correct = “I don’t like my job, it’s very boring.”

Wrong = Teacher: “Are you happy with your English classes?”
Student: “No, because I’m very boring.”
Correct = Teacher: “Are you happy with your English classes?”
Student: “No, because the classes are very boring. I’m bored in English class.”

Remember

  • Bored is an emotion, you feel bored. 
  • Use boring to describe a situation or a person, not an emotion. e.g. History is boring because my history teacher is boring and we read boring books. I’m always bored in history class.

Mas Ingles Gratis de Barcelona Wellington House Idiomas – Ingles Barcelona

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