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    hello every one,
    ppl in india often use adverb feeling with hungry like

    "I am feeling hungry". rather than "I am hungry."
    also
    "I am feeling thirsty" rather than "I am thirsty".
    what is correct
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shad View Post
    hello every one,
    ppl in india often use adverb feeling with hungry like

    "I am feeling hungry". rather than "I am hungry."
    also
    "I am feeling thirsty" rather than "I am thirsty".
    what is correct
    thanks
    They're both correct. "I am feeling..." is more natural in speech, however.

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    thank you

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    Default Re: hungry

    If you are speaking to a person in the US, "I am feeling hungry/thirsty" is not natural in speach.

    I am hungry (I'm hungry) is the norm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coffa View Post
    They're both correct. "I am feeling..." is more natural in speech, however.
    Is "I feel..." also natural?

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    Default Re: hungry

    Yes- I would use the progressive form as a more tentative way of introducing my hunder and the simple in a more demanding way. (BrE speaker- there appears to be a difference between AE and BrE here.)

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    I agree that I'm hungry would be a much more commonly used expression in the US, but I strongly disagree with the statement that I'm feeling hungry would be viewed as "unnatural" speech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Yes- I would use the progressive form as a more tentative way of introducing my hunder and the simple in a more demanding way. (BrE speaker- there appears to be a difference between AE and BrE here.)
    Well, I'm a tentative kind of guy, so maybe that's why it feels more natural to me . Actually, in practice, I would probably say: "I'm feeling a little bit peckish", but there you go.

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