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Don’t make this common mistake with the word “feeling”!

Don’t make this common mistake with the word “feeling”!


Hey guys! How are you feeling? I’m feeling pretty awesome , thanks. This is a very common question and conversational
theme that you will encounter in English. English speakers, we love to talk about our
feelings. We talk about them all the time. Now, you may be wondering “why is she talking
about something so simple?” This is a fairly basic question, but there
is a very common mistake that second language speakers make make with the verb “feel”. And this common mistake can have bad
and very funny consequences. The verb feel is not transitive and not reflexive. This means we say “I feel good” or “She
feels sick” or “They feel stupid” Or you can say “I feel like going to bed”
or “He feels like stopping” or “They feel like having a party” There are two ways to express “to feel” with an adjective or with the word like afterwards However you CANNOT express the word “feel”
with a reflexive pronoun after it. that’s myself, himself, herself, themselves,
itself or ourselves. It has two problems. The first is that it is grammatically incorrect. feelings are non-transitive. But it also has a second meaning. “to feel yourself” is a physical sensation and if you say this, it becomes a sex thing. If you want to talk about your feelings you
must just say “feel” and then an adjective for an emotion. If you want to talk about sex, then you say
“I feel myself” or “he feels himself” And be very careful when you talk about feelings
because if you accidentally use a reflexive pronoun, you have changed the subject to a
very inappropriate theme. So there you have it. Feelings are intransitive and do not take
reflexive pronouns. and don’t feel yourself! especially in public. Thanks for watching! Bye for now!

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