Results 1 to 6 of 6
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden

    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 1,638
    #1

    sense/feel

    Hi

    I'm sometimes confused when use which?

    For example, when someone's touching me with his/her hand, should I say: I feel your hand OR I sense your hand.

  1. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,609
    #2

    Re: sense/feel

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    I'm sometimes confused when to use which?

    For example, when someone's touching me with his/her hand, should I say: I feel your hand OR I sense your hand.
    "Feel" would be usual.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden

    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 1,638
    #3

    Re: sense/feel

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "Feel" would be usual.
    Hi

    But does it mean that "sense" is also possible?

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,609
    #4

    Re: sense/feel

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    But does it mean that "sense" is also possible?
    It's possible, but much less likely. To "sense" somebody's touch is much less tangible than to "feel" somebody's touch.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden

    • Join Date: Feb 2008
    • Posts: 1,638
    #5

    Re: sense/feel

    So "sense" is more abstract?
    For example: I'm sensing your emotions.

  3. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,609
    #6

    Re: sense/feel

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    So "sense" is more abstract?
    For example: I'm sensing your emotions.
    Yes, it's more abstract.

Similar Threads

  1. feel different & feel differently
    By registered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-Jul-2010, 10:09
  2. [Vocabulary] To feel bad - To feel uneasy
    By vince111 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 29-Oct-2009, 22:44
  3. Feel bad feel badly
    By thebossfan in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 15-May-2009, 13:25
  4. ⓐI feel shame. ⓑI feel shy.
    By flytothesky in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 28-Dec-2008, 02:31
  5. I feel a great sense of satisfaction
    By angliholic in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-Feb-2008, 01:59

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •