Tiger Mountaineer wrote:I sincerely hope you have not been teaching your students to write, "I am board."
ehophi wrote:I give two or three humorous examples and show them part of the internal logic behind the distinction. The matter is really its extraction from sentences, which is what people generally don't catch.
"The angry bears frighten the small children. The small children are frightened. The angry bears are frightening."
"Dead animals disgust you. You are disgusted. Dead animals are disgusting."
"The new baseball pleases John. John is pleased. The new baseball is pleasing."
All that remains is to outline the silliness of the opposite picture. How could dead animals be disgusted? What do frightening, small children or frightened, angry bears look like? How could a new baseball be pleased?
If you have adults, use dirty examples, like:
"John's strong fingers arouse Mary's hoo-hah. Mary's hoo-hah is aroused. John's strong fingers are arousing."