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    Question Feeling Sleepy Feeling Hungry

    Hi,

    Can I use Feeling Hungry and Feeling Sleepy?

    I am feeling Sleepy.
    I am Sleepy.
    I am feeling Hungry.
    I am Hungry.

    Which ones are correct and Why?

    Thnaks

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    Re: Feeling Sleepy Feeling Hungry

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    Can I use Feeling Hungry and Feeling Sleepy?

    I am feeling Sleepy.
    I am Sleepy.
    I am feeling Hungry.
    I am Hungry.

    Which ones are correct and Why?

    Thnaks
    They are all correct.

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    Re: Feeling Sleepy Feeling Hungry

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are all correct.
    Which usage of Feeling in similar constructions would be incorrect? Can you please provide a few examples?
    I was recently pointed out by somebody that you cannot feel hungry, you can be hugry, usage of feeling is incorrect.

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    Re: Feeling Sleepy Feeling Hungry

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Which usage of Feeling in similar constructions would be incorrect? Can you please provide a few examples?
    I was recently pointed out by somebody that you cannot feel hungry, you can be hugry, usage of feeling is incorrect.
    I can't think of any feelings that you can have that you can't say "I feel <feeling>" for. <feeling> has to be an adjective - sleepy, hungry, tired, happy, petulant, faint, obstreperous ...
    What are some words that you think you can't use this way?

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    Re: Feeling Sleepy Feeling Hungry

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I can't think of any feelings that you can have that you can't say "I feel <feeling>" for. <feeling> has to be an adjective - sleepy, hungry, tired, happy, petulant, faint, obstreperous ...
    What are some words that you think you can't use this way?
    Could you please elaborate on this statement "for. <feeling> has to be an adjective -"

    Thanks a bunch

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    Re: Feeling Sleepy Feeling Hungry

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I can't think of any feelings that you can have that you can't say "I feel <feeling>" for. <feeling> has to be an adjective - sleepy, hungry, tired, happy, petulant, faint, obstreperous ...
    What are some words that you think you can't use this way?
    If both.. I am feeling hungry and I am hugry are correct. Is "feeling" in the first sentence redundant or a useless filler?

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    Re: Feeling Sleepy Feeling Hungry

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Could you please elaborate on this statement "for. <feeling> has to be an adjective -"

    Thanks a bunch
    I can't think of any feelings that you can have that you can't say "I feel feeling" for.
    Feeling has to be an adjective.

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    Re: Feeling Sleepy Feeling Hungry

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    If both.. I am feeling hungry and I am hugry are correct. Is "feeling" in the first sentence redundant or a useless filler?
    In this case, it's unnecessary.
    In some other cases, there is a difference in meaning.
    "I'm feeling sick" sometimes means "I'm feeling nauseated"
    "I'm sick" means "I'm unwell".
    If you were feeling faint, you'd say "I'm feeling faint", not "I'm faint".
    Then there are cases where you have to use "feeling" because otherwise your sentence wouldn't be true. eg. You win $20 in the lotto.
    "I'm feeling rich!" not "I'm rich" (which you aren't).

    By the way, in all these cases "I'm feeling ... " can be replaced by "I feel ...", and this is more common, at least where I come from.

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    Re: Feeling Sleepy Feeling Hungry

    Is this sentence appropriate?

    You are sounding tired.

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    Re: Feeling Sleepy Feeling Hungry

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Is this sentence appropriate?

    You are sounding tired.
    I know that this kind of use is common in Indian English, and I wouldn't say it was wrong exactly but I would prefer "You sound tired".

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