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    Question Non-transitive verbs

    Is it possible to send me a list of non-transitive verbs. I am particularly interested in the verb feel. I've heard this verb used in both manners and I would like once and for all to have an explanation.
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    Default Re: Non-transitive verbs

    I'm afraid I know of no such list and Google doesn't offer anything.

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    Default Re: Non-transitive verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'm afraid I know of no such list and Google doesn't offer anything.
    I simply would like to know whether it is correct to say "I feel good" or "I feel well" because I have heard and read both ways. A clarification would be nice.

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    Default Re: Non-transitive verbs

    "I feel well" means "I don't feel sick", while "I feel good" -- which, I think, is probably considered slang -- means "I feel generally happy/healthy/energetic/enthusiastic."

    James Brown, of course, was most famous for singing "I feel good!"

    This doesn't have much to do with transitive or intransitive, though. But "feel" can be either transitive ("I feel your pain...") or intransitive ("I feel sad").

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    'I feel good' is becoming more and more common, I think. It seems to be m,aking a crossover into fairly standard language- at least, I think it will be there in a while.

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