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    were/felt

    Dear teachers

    Which one of these sounds better?

    Have you ever met someone you were/felt immediately attracted to?

    Thanks

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    Re: were/felt

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    Which one of these sounds better?

    Have you ever met someone you were/felt immediately attracted to?

    Thanks
    "Were" sounds better to me.

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    Re: were/felt

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear teachers

    Which one of these sounds better?

    Have you ever met someone you were/felt immediately attracted to?

    Thanks
    I wouldn't say there is a "better" one. But I like "felt" because it seems more personal for me in that context, and because attraction is a feeling.

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    Re: were/felt

    In English, there is nothing called better or not better if you want to judge on a certain gramatical point, instead, you can use the term acceptable or unacceptable.
    For me, I prefer to use felt in your example because it sounds more personal and expresses more attraction or emotion than the verb were. But both of these verbs are correct.

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    Re: were/felt

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammadhelmi View Post
    In English, there is nothing called "better" or "not better" if you want to judge on a certain grammatical point,; instead, you can use the term "acceptable" or "unacceptable".
    Actually, Mohammadhelmi, it is possible for one structure to be "better", or "more likely" than another, in somebody's opinion, and for both structures to be acceptable.

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