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    feel + adj/n

    1. feel discomfort, pain, etc
    2. feel uncomfortable, painful, etc
    What's the difference in meaning between the above two expressions?
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    Re: feel + adj/n

    "Feel" can be used with/without an object.
    Have a look at the various uses of "feel" as a verb here:
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...n/english/feel

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    Re: feel + adj/n

    Which expression is correct, feel complacent or feel complacency?
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    Re: feel + adj/n

    A person can feel complacent about something.

    You might want to look up "painful".
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    Re: feel + adj/n

    "Feel complacent" sounds more natural then "feel complacency"(feel a feeling/an attitude). It depends on context of course. You can feel other people's complacency(their being complacent), not so much your own.
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    Re: feel + adj/n

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...t?q=complacent

    complacent (about somebody/something) (usually disapproving) too satisfied with yourself or with a situation, so that you do not feel that any change is necessary; showing or feeling complacency
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    Re: feel + adj/n

    A person doesn't feel painful. Instead, something that is painful causes pain.

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    #8

    Re: feel + adj/n

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. feel discomfort, pain, etc
    2. feel uncomfortable, painful, etc
    What's the difference in meaning between the above two expressions?
    Sitifan, the verb "feel" is a bit tricky because it can function in two ways. In your first example, it has the meaning of "sense". It functions as a normal transiitive verb. In your second example it has the meaning of "am". It functions as a linking verb. It links the adjectives back to the subject.

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