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    Feel sleepy

    Hi guys,

    Please check "I didn't feel sleepy yesterday" or "I feel sleepy everyday". I know it is not acceptable to say "I feel sleepy".

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    Re: Feel sleepy

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Hi guys,

    Please check "I didn't feel sleepy yesterday" or "I feel sleepy everyday". I know it is not acceptable to say "I feel sleepy".
    Tufguy, I corrected the spelling in your title. You had written "slepy". Please be more careful.

    Both of your sentences are OK - except that it should be "every day", not "everyday". Why do you think we don't say "I feel sleepy"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Feel sleepy

    Because people say it should be "I am sleepy" not "feeling sleepy". So are they wrong? And also in english movies they say "I am sleepy".

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    Re: Feel sleepy

    People say lots of things. These are all correct:

    I'm sleepy.
    I am sleepy.
    I feel sleepy.
    I am feeling sleepy.
    I'm feeling sleepy.

    I'm tired.
    I am tired.
    I feel tired.
    I am feeling tired.
    I'm feeling tired.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Feel sleepy

    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...british/drowsy
    According to it, 'I feel drowsy' should also be correct.

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    Re: Feel sleepy

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    http://www.macmillandictionary.com/d...british/drowsy
    According to it, 'I feel drowsy' should also be correct.

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    I note that the link shows "drowsy" as BrE. We certainly do use it but usually in a medical context. Many medicines come with the warning "Might make the user drowsy" and you can buy "non-drowsy formula".
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    Re: Feel sleepy

    'Drowsy' is the word used when you read the instructions for taking drugs e.g. cough syrups.

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    Re: Feel sleepy

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    'Drowsy' is the word used when you read the instructions for taking drugs e.g. cough syrups.
    But not exclusively.

    Drowsy carries (I don't dare say always) the implication that something is making you feel sleepy. It could be, for example, a drug, soft music, the sound of rain against the window, a monotonous ride. Whenever you don't feel the need to imply that something is making you feel sleepy, then plain sleepy is the one to choose.Sleepy can always substitute for drowsy, but the opposite is not true. This means that sleepy is more common but less specific than drowsy.
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    Re: Feel sleepy

    Can we say that:

    Being drowsy is a sleepy feeling caused by external factors whereas being sleepy is the general feeling like going to sleep

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