Are the words interesting and interested related or different
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"interesting" and "interested" are both related and different. "interesting" is active, meaning "arousing interest," while "interested" is passive, meaning "experiencing interest."
For example, the book is interesting, so I am interested in the book. Can you see how both words are related and different?
By the way, there are many other similar pairs of words: amusing/amused, boring/bored, tiring/tired, exhausting/exhausted, surprising/surprised, exciting/excited.
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