Yesterday, we I showed you the different ways to use seem. Today, I want to help you with another verb that can be tricky to use: feel. I’d like to show you how we can use this verb in everyday English. There are several grammar patterns using feel, so let’s have a look at them.
First, we use feel + adjective to describe mental or physical states:
- I feel hot. Can you please turn on the air conditioner?
- Jack said he feels sick, so he is going to leave the office early.
- This pillow feels soft! I love it!
We also use feel + like + noun to describe mental or physical states:
- I didn’t sleep well last night. I feel like a zombie today.
- This pillow feels like a brick. I want a softer one.
In a similar way, we can use also use feel + like + subject + verb:
- I didn’t sleep well last night. I feel like I am a zombie today.
- This pillow feels like it is a brick. I want a softer one.
It is also possible to use feel + as if & feel + as though with the same meaning:
- I didn’t sleep well last night. I feel as though I am a zombie today.
- This pillow feels as if it is a brick. I want a softer one.
We can also use feel like to mean want. After feel like you can use a gerund or noun:
- I feel like eating ice cream.
- We were talking about lunch and Jack said he feels like pizza. How about you?
We use feel + noun to talk about a physical perception or the sense of touch:
- I felt something on my leg and it was a spider! Yuck!
- Jack felt her forehead and realized she has a fever.
Well, I think I’ve covered everything. If you know another way to use feel, let me know. In the meantime, how about trying to use some of these patterns? Write a sentence or two in the comment box below!
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