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    Suppose I am out somewhere and its really cold out there.
    I want to ask my brother how do i ask?

    - Are you feeling cold?

    I know there is another word for that sentence. What is the more practice way to say that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitesh70 View Post
    Suppose I am out somewhere and it's really cold out there.
    I want to ask my brother if he is cold. How do I ask?

    - Are you feeling cold?

    I know there is another word for that sentence. This doesn't make sense.

    What is the a more practice natural way to say that?
    It is more natural to simply say "Are you cold?"
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It is more natural to simply say "Are you cold?"
    Hi ems,

    Is it natural to say "Do you feel cold"?

    ems, I hope you have a happy new year.

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    Default Re: feeling cold?

    To repeat the advice already given, it is more natural to say "Are you cold?"
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    To repeat the advice already given, it is more natural to say "Are you cold?"
    Thanks.

    Barb_D, I hope you have a happy new year.

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    Default Re: feeling cold?

    so what is the answer? ... " are you cold? " it doesn't make any sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitesh70 View Post
    so what is the answer? ... " are you cold? " it doesn't make any sense.
    I'm not sure why you think "Are you cold?" does not make sense.

    It is exactly how we ask these things.
    Last edited by 5jj; 10-Jan-2013 at 18:36. Reason: minor typo
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    To repeat the advice already given, it is more natural to say "Are you cold?"
    NOT A TEACHER

    I suppose for a learner this opens up a loophole for ambiguity as in this example:

    Is it possible that you are as cold as they say your are?

    In this question, "Is this cold?" I understand an equiry is made about the termperature of an object under discussion. So by analogy, a question, "are you cold?" sounds to a learner like an enquiry about someone's body temperature.

    I will now know better. I am grateful both to hitsh70 for asking the question and to teachers for answering it.

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    Default Re: feeling cold?

    You can avoid that problem my asking 'Do you feel cold?' - often followed by the set phrase 'or is it just me?'

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