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?
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.
so what is the answer? ... " are you cold? " it doesn't make any sense.
Last edited by 5jj; 10-Jan-2013 at 19:36. Reason: minor typo
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.
You can avoid that problem my asking 'Do you feel cold?' - often followed by the set phrase 'or is it just me?'