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    #1

    Question offended / offensive / offensively?

    A asked B: What do you think about this question?

    Could B answer:

    1. I feel offended.
    2. I feel it offensive.
    3. I feel offensively.

    Are the replies above correct?
    Thank you!

    JY

    I am not a teacher

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    #2

    Re: offended / offensive / offensively?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiayun View Post
    3. I feel offensively.
    It sounds to me as if your feeling is offensive.

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    #3

    Re: offended / offensive / offensively?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jiayun View Post
    1. I feel offended.
    2. I feel it offensive.
    3. I feel offensively.
    NOT A TEACHER
    I'll rule out 3 immediately. 2 works best for me in this situation, but 1 is also possible in certain cases.
    Am I wrong at anything?
    Please notify me of any mistakes in my posts. It is much appreciated.

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    #4

    Re: offended / offensive / offensively?

    Number three is wrong. Number one is correct. Number two is marginal with an implied "to be".

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    #5

    Re: offended / offensive / offensively?

    I am not a teacher.

    In place of 2. you could say, 'I find it offensive'.

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    #6

    Re: offended / offensive / offensively?

    How about 'I deem it offensive'?

    Not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: offended / offensive / offensively?

    Yes
    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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