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    feels always tired(x))

    The answer for this question is "She (is) always (tired)" and the Korean test-maker wouldn't accept the answer "She feels always tired".
    Is it not because of "feels" but because of "always", which has to come before a normal verb? I mean, only "She always feels tired" works? Is it a strict rule? I don't know if the Korean middle school teacher applied the rule to the mid-term. The weird thing here is there's no indication that she is always tired.

    Sam : Jessy! You look tired. Don't you get enough sleep?
    Jessy: Yeah, I sleep a lot!, but I still feel tired.
    Sam: Then, I suggest you start exercising.
    Jessy : What kind of exercise is good for me?
    ......
    Sam: Then, how about riding a bike every evening?
    Jessy: That sounds good. I'll do that.

    Q:What is Jessy's problem? Fill out the blanks.
    A:She (is) always (tired) - correct answer
    She (feels) always (tired) - incorrect answer
    Last edited by keannu; 06-May-2013 at 09:50.

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    Re: feels always tired(x))

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    The answer for this question is "She (is) always (tired)" and the Korean test-maker wouldn't accept the answer "She feels always tired".
    Is it not because of "feels" but because of "always", which has to come before a normal verb? I mean, only "She always feels tired" works?
    Yes
    Is it a strict rule? The weird thing here is there's no indication that she is always tired.
    That may be implied. Even if you think it isn't, the 'correct' answer is possible in real life.

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