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    Is there any differences between the word"failing" and "failure"?And the word "feel (noun)" and "feeling". For example:

    "You are not afraid of writing, but of failing."
    "I don't care their feelings."

    Can I use "failure" and "feels" in above sentences? If not, why? Pls.

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    Any help?

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    Failing [noun] = a weakness in a personís character. {His failing is alcohol]

    Failure [noun] = 1 lack of success. [There was a failure to complete the marathon on the part of xxxx]
    2 an unsuccessful person or thing.[John Beer is a failure at tennis]
    3 the omission of expected or required action. [This failure was due to his forgetting to post the letter]
    4 an instance or the state of not functioning. [The electricity system suffered a failure]


    Feel [noun] 1the sense of touch.
    2
    a sensation given by something when touched. [The feel of the velvet was soft]

    Feeling [noun] 1 an emotional state or reaction; strong emotion.
    2
    (feelings) emotional responses or tendencies to respond.
    3
    the sensation of touching or being touched.
    4
    a belief or opinion.

    "You are not afraid of writing, but of failing." You could use "failure" here.
    "I don't care about their feelings." No - feels is not right in this context. See above.

    Can I use "failure" and "feels" in above sentences? If not, why not? Pls.

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    Dear Anglika, thank you very much!

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