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    Default wasn't feeling well

    "My girlfriend is in her room. She was not feeling well this morning."

    I thought "feel" requires Simple Tense not Progressive. Shouldn't it be "She didn't feel well this morning"? We say "How do you feel"? not "How are you feeling?"

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    Default Re: wasn't feeling well

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "My girlfriend is in her room. She was not feeling well this morning."

    I thought "feel" requires Simple Tense not Progressive. Shouldn't it be "She didn't feel well this morning"? We say "How do you feel"? not "How are you feeling?"
    Both work.

    In fact, we do say "How are you feeling?" especially when we know the person hasn't been feeling well lately.

    I had a terrible cold this week. My husband called me at work as asked me, "How are you feeling?"

    It emphasizes that how you feel right now is temporary. It will change. My cold will go away, and I will feel fine again, but right now, I'm still feeling pretty lousy.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: wasn't feeling well

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Both work.

    In fact, we do say "How are you feeling?" especially when we know the person hasn't been feeling well lately.

    I had a terrible cold this week. My husband called me at work as asked me, "How are you feeling?"

    It emphasizes that how you feel right now is temporary. It will change. My cold will go away, and I will feel fine again, but right now, I'm still feeling pretty lousy.
    Thanks!

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