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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > Difference between motivational and motivating (adj)?    

Difference between motivational and motivating (adj)?



steptong
Hong Kong

Difference between motivational and motivating (adj)?
 
Can something offer me help?  I find it difficult to explain the difference of the two words in usage to my student.

26 Apr 2012      



douglas
United States

In many cases the words are interchangeable, but (in my opinion) "motivational" tends to mean that something is intended to motivate and "motivating" tends to mean that it does or has motivated.
 
Douglas

27 Apr 2012     



steptong
Hong Kong

Thanks a lot, very helpful.

28 Apr 2012