You can use the verb "feel" to describe your body or your overall well being.
- She feels well.
- She doesn't feel sick.
- He felt sick last week.
- He didn't feel well, so he called in sick.
- I wasn't feeling well yesterday.
- Today I'm feeling better.
- How do you feel today?
- How did you feel yesterday?
- How have you been feeling lately?
He feels sad.
The verb "feel" has another meaning that is similar to the word "touch." (or experience):
- Can you feel the heat coming out of the vent?
- This bottle feels cold.
- Do you feel cold?
- I feel a little hot.
- The students say the room feels hot.
When you want to express your opinions about something, you can use "feel" in a way that is similar to the word "think."
- I don't feel good about this decision.
- This doesn't feel good to me. We shouldn't do this.
- Tom feels this is a good place to open a business.
- How do you feel about your new job?
- How do you feel about your supervisor?
- It felt like the neighborhood was getting too dangerous, so they moved.
It's possible to use the word "feel" as a noun:
- I'm finally getting a feel for my new job. (I'm getting used to doing the work.)
- This car has a nice feel to it. (It's comfortable.)
- The demo should give you a feel for whether or not you're going to like this. (demo = demonstration copy or model)
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This page was first published on February 8, 2012. It was amended on January 2, 2015.