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    #1

    to be/feel/go thirsty

    Are the sentences below correct? Do they mean the same? Is the any basic difference between these sentences?


    1. We were hungry and thirsty.

    2. We felt hungry and thirsty.

    3. We went hungry and thirsty.

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    #2

    Re: to be/feel/go thirsty

    In #1, they wanted/needed something to eat and drink.
    In #2, they felt as if they wanted something to eat or drink. In practice, this is generally very similar in meaning to #1.
    In #3, there is the suggestion that there was no food or drink to satisfy their hunger and thirst.
    Last edited by Piscean; 03-Dec-2015 at 16:44. Reason: Blunder corrected. Thanks, teechar

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    #3

    Re: to be/feel/go thirsty

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In practice, this is generally very similar in meaning to #2.
    I'm sure Piscean meant "similar in meaning to #1."

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    Re: to be/feel/go thirsty

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In #3, there is the suggestion that there was no food or drink to satisfy their hunger and thirst.
    I still don't understand #3. Could you please give any example to help me to understand?

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    #5

    Re: to be/feel/go thirsty

    Paul had forgotten to pack the food and drink for the journey, so we went hungry and thirsty all the way to Edinburgh.

    The hostages were often ignored by their captors, and so they sometimes went hungry and thirsty for as long as three days.

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    Re: to be/feel/go thirsty

    Now is all clear.

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