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    #1

    To feel as a linking verb and to feel as a transitive verb

    Hi, is the verb "to feel" used as a linking verb in these sentences?

    I feel happy.
    He feels sad.
    We feel angry.
    We feel relieved.
    They feel absolutely and blissfully detached.

    Is the same verb used as a transitive one in the following examples?

    I feel happiness.
    He feels sadness.
    We feel anger.
    We feel relief.
    They feel absolute and blissful detachment.

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    Re: To feel as a linking verb and to feel as a transitive verb


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    Re: To feel as a linking verb and to feel as a transitive verb

    I am not a teacher.

    That was a useful link Raymott, but I disagree with the affirmation that any form of "become" is a true linking verb and as such is always a linking verb.

    In, "He became proficient in English." it is.
    In, "Your scholar's robe becomes you." it isn't.

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    Re: To feel as a linking verb and to feel as a transitive verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    In, "Your scholar's robe becomes you." it isn't.
    Agreed. I'm sure the author of that page overlooked that definition of 'become'.

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