I would like to know if the word "exhausted" can be replaced with the words: gruelling,spent,apathetic in this sentence
"I feel exhausted!"
Can I say..?
- I feel gruelling/spent/apathetic!
the same happens with this sentence:
"Without sufficient rest..."
can i replace the word sufficient with severe,acceptable,minimal?
I would like to know why.
Thanks for helping!!
No, you can't replace "exhausted" with "gruelling", in that sentence: the thing that makes you "exhausted" is "gruelling".
(Thus you might feel "exhausted" after a "gruelling" run.)
"Without sufficient rest" means "without enough rest".
"Without severe rest" and "without acceptable rest" are quite unlikely combinations: they wouldn't be understood to mean the same as "without sufficient rest".
"Without minimal rest" might suggest "without the minimum amount of rest that is required". But again, it's a very unlikely combination!