It is irritating me. It is irritating to me. Which one is correct? Does the word "irritating" work as an adjective in my second one sentence?

  • Both are correct. Have you tried a dictionary? Some research is expected when asking a question. A dictionary will usually correctly identify the function(s) of the word. – anongoodnurse Jun 21 '15 at 23:22
  • I didn't check it in my dictionary. In fact, I was confused here. I wanted to take guidance from you. – I don't know who I am. Jun 21 '15 at 23:25
  • The first sentence, you are being irritated by something. The second sentence, you think something is irritating. – clickbait Jun 21 '15 at 23:27
  • You are respectfully requested to make me understand with good design. I mean to say, Share your thoughts or point of views concerning my sentences. Thanks. – I don't know who I am. Jun 21 '15 at 23:27

It is irritating me.

"Irritating" here is a verb - something is making you irritated.

It is irritating to me.

Something is of irritating nature to you.

  • It is irritating to me. Sir, in this sentence does the word "irritating " work as an adjective? – I don't know who I am. Jun 21 '15 at 23:45
  • Yes, it does. In the first, you can say, for instance, that something is irritating your skin. In the second you can say that a particular song is irritating to you. – Hugher Jun 21 '15 at 23:47

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