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    Question it's feeling hot vs. I am feeling hot

    Hi,

    Let's say, I want to call the facility team in my office to reduce the temperature of the floor. What should I say ---

    1. It's feeling hot
    2. I am feeling hot
    3. It's feeling warm
    4. I am feeling warm




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    Re: it's feeling hot vs. I am feeling hot

    It's quite hot on our floor.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: it's feeling hot vs. I am feeling hot

    Thanks Barb.

    So, when do we say - 'I am feeling hot'?

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    Re: it's feeling hot vs. I am feeling hot

    I would just say "I'm hot." But that's not how you would make a request to the maintenance department. It's what you'd say to your companion as you switched on the fan or removed your sweater or whatever.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 06-Jul-2012 at 12:20.
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    Re: it's feeling hot vs. I am feeling hot

    Quote Originally Posted by nowhereue View Post
    So, when do we say - 'I am feeling hot'?
    It's possible to use it, though I feel hot is more common, and Brab's examples are more natural. Your examples with it's feeling are incorrect.

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    Re: it's feeling hot vs. I am feeling hot

    Quote Originally Posted by nowhereue View Post
    Thanks Barb.

    So, when do we say - 'I am feeling hot'?

    One case would be something like 'I'm feeling hot. Is it just me, or shall I ring Facilities?' But, as Tdol says, 'I feel...' is more common.

    Neither of your 'It's feeling...' examples strikes me as likely (or even meaningful ) - if it is hot, that's what it is, and if you feel hot, that's the way you feel.

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    Re: it's feeling hot vs. I am feeling hot

    We rarely use the present continuous for such situation.

    I am hot.
    I feel hot.
    It is hot.
    It feels really hot in here.

    The only way I can think of to incorporate the present continuous would be something like "It's starting to get hot in here" but that means that the temperature is beginning to rise, not that it is actually hot.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: it's feeling hot vs. I am feeling hot

    Thanks all. I think I have got the idea, now.

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