Probably some of the most popular words in nowadays society where we are always running to and fro and with little time to unwind.
Aren’t some people always complaining of suffering from stress, of having had a very stressful day or feeling very stressed?
- Stress is a noun.
- Stressed and Stressful are both adjectives .
What’ the difference between Stressed and Stressful?
The difference between them is the same that exists between other pair of adjectives ending in -ed and -ing such as interesting/interested, bored/boring, tired/tiring , annoyed/annoying…etc. Let’s see this difference:
1. Adjectives ending in -ed express how someone feels about something (stressed)
I am interested in this book or I am really annoyed today
2. Adjectives ending in -ing describe the thing or situation that causes the emotion. (stressful)
It was a boring film or The teacher’s explanation was confusing
The adjective STRESSED can be explained as belonging to the first group of adjectives (bored,interested…) and STRESSFUL as belonging to the second group (boring, interesting…)
- Stressing is just the -ing form of the verb To Stress
Stop stressing me, please!!!
Hope it helps you improve! 🙂