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    Arrow feel + adjective or noun

    Hi, there!

    * How do you feel about her sudden death ?

    Regarding above question, I may have following two answers ;

    1) I feel [sad] about her death, and
    2) I feel [sadness] for her death

    As far as I have got used to the expression 1) with adjective, however,
    I have recently seen many 2nd expressions with [noun] especially
    in Google.

    While I think the "feel" in 1) is intransitive and the "feel" in 2) transitive
    verb, I can't find out the difference between above two.

    Hoping to hear your explanations,

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepcosmos View Post
    Hi, there!

    * How do you feel about her sudden death ?

    Regarding above question, I may have following two answers ;

    1) I feel [sad] about her death, and
    2) I feel [sadness] for her death

    As far as I have got used to the expression 1) with adjective, however,
    I have recently seen many 2nd expressions with [noun] especially
    in Google.

    While I think the "feel" in 1) is intransitive and the "feel" in 2) transitive
    verb, I can't find out the difference between above two.

    Hoping to hear your explanations,

    Thanks in advance
    They mean the same, although 1. sounds more genuine to me.
    There are some things that you can only say using 2:
    "We feel a profound loss in our hearts".
    "I feel a deep loneliness eating away at my soul".

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    Arrow Re: feel + adjective or noun

    Raymott, many thanks your quick advice.

    If any additional guidances from anyone else, I would still hope
    to hear further more,

    B.Rgds,

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