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    Feel that way

    How could you feel that way!! What do you think the speech part of that way is?. I know that we should consider contexts first. Well...I think we can see it as a noun and an adverb, depending on contexts. What do you think? Thank you so much.

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    Re: Feel that way

    I'd say it was a noun* complement; it completes the verb 'feel'.

    Many jokes play on that noun complement/adverbial ambiguity:

    'I never thought she'd feel that way.'
    'What, all gooey?'

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    Re: Feel that way

    Let's not forget that it could also be a transitive verb + demonstrative determiner + noun!

    "How could you feel [with your hands] that [over there] way [path or road]?


    Which, I suppose, would only work if you're addressing a person whom you know to have nerve damage crawling on his or her hands and knees over an unpaved road some distance from you and complaining that it's rough.

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    Re: Feel that way

    Quote Originally Posted by Cory Sampson View Post
    Which, I suppose, would only work if you're addressing a person whom you know to have nerve damage crawling on his or her hands and knees over an unpaved road some distance from you and complaining that it's rough.
    In that case, is there really any point in mentioning it?

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    Re: Feel that way

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    In that case, is there really any point in mentioning it?
    My thoughts exactly.

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    Re: Feel that way

    Isn't it just an object like 'feel me' and 'feel my heart'? I think the word of 'feel' is either a linking verb or a transitive verb. But I am not sure of it.

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    Re: Feel that way

    Isn't that way an adverbial phrase of manner?

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    Re: Feel that way

    Exactly, just as in "he went that way" it is an adverbial phrase of direction.

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