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    Noun: feel V.S. feeling

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    There is certain feel to the script that is very traditional and PG-13, which is a first for Kevin Smith.

    I think for the first three or four films there was a little feeling of being on shaky ground.



    Both "feel" and "feeling" can be used as nouns, but i'm wondering if there is anything that may contrast the meanings? Could you give me some examples to help distingusih them? Thank you.

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    Yikes!

    I'd say the first (which should read 'a certain feel', imo) is not an emotion but a sense. The second carries an emotional content. I'll have to think a bit moreon this, but that's my first thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Yikes!

    I'd say the first (which should read 'a certain feel', imo) is not an emotion but a sense. The second carries an emotional content. I'll have to think a bit moreon this, but that's my first thought.
    Thank you for the first thought. Still scratching my head.

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    knock knock! Anybody here?


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    I'm still mulling it over.

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    Re: Noun: feel V.S. feeling

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Compare these two examples belowed,

    There is certain feel to the script that is very traditional and PG-13, which is a first for Kevin Smith.

    I think for the first three or four films there was a little feeling of being on shaky ground.

    Both "feel" and "feeling" can be used as nouns, but i'm wondering if there is anything that may contrast the meanings? Could you give me some examples to help distingusih them? Thank you.
    As far as I know, "feel" used as a noun has more to do with(1) the feeling you get when you touch something or are touched; an act of feeling or touching;(2) the impression that is created by a place,etc.;atmosphere
    e.g. It's a small forum but it has the feel of a great forum. :wink:

    And " feeling " has more to do with emotion, compared to "feel", IMO.

    Hope that is at least a little help. :)

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    I think that's a good analysis, Henry.

    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I think that's a good analysis, Henry.

    :D
    :D too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I'm still mulling it over.
    Until the rose is withered.

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    Re: Noun: feel V.S. feeling

    Quote Originally Posted by henry
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Compare these two examples belowed,

    There is certain feel to the script that is very traditional and PG-13, which is a first for Kevin Smith.

    I think for the first three or four films there was a little feeling of being on shaky ground.

    Both "feel" and "feeling" can be used as nouns, but i'm wondering if there is anything that may contrast the meanings? Could you give me some examples to help distingusih them? Thank you.
    As far as I know, "feel" used as a noun has more to do with(1) the feeling you get when you touch something or are touched; an act of feeling or touching;(2) the impression that is created by a place,etc.;atmosphere
    e.g. It's a small forum but it has the feel of a great forum. :wink:

    And " feeling " has more to do with emotion, compared to "feel", IMO.

    Hope that is at least a little help. :)
    NO, your explanation does help a LOT.

    "feeling' deals with something physical or emotion or experience
    1. a strange feeling
    2. the feeling of satisfication
    3. my feeling is.....

    "feel" is associated with TOUCH, atmosphere
    1. the feel of silk
    2. the feel of mystery

    One more question, native ppl often tell language learners to learn to feel the language, but sometimes I don't have a real feel for it. In this case, is it OK to use 'feeling' instead?

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