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feel

 

You can use the verb "feel" to describe your body or your overall well being.

simple past past participle
feel
felt
felt
  • 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?

sad 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.

 

 

   

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