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    #1

    Feeling and feelings

    1. You hurt my feelings.
    2. You hurt my feeling.

    What are the differences between the above sentences.
    Are they exchangeable?

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    #2

    Re: Feeling and feelings

    Only #1 makes sense.

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    #3

    Re: Feeling and feelings

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Only #1 makes sense.
    I searched on web and got the following definition.

    (comfortable feeling (not feelings) of a restaurant -- atmosphere, air

    You hurt my feelings (not feeling) -- moral sensitivity)

    Do you agree?

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    #4

    Re: Feeling and feelings

    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: Feeling and feelings

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes.
    If we talk about how we feel on the skin, or through hearing, smelling, seeing, and eating. We should use "feeling". Am I right?

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    #6

    Re: Feeling and feelings

    sight -- see
    hearing -- hear
    smell -- smell
    taste -- taste
    touch -- feel

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    #7

    Re: Feeling and feelings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    If we talk about how we feel on the skin, or through hearing, smelling, seeing, or tasting, we should use "feeling". Am I right?
    We use "feeling" for the sense of touch.

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    #8

    Re: Feeling and feelings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    I searched on web and got the following definition.

    (comfortable feeling (not feelings) of a restaurant -- atmosphere, air

    You hurt my feelings (not feeling) -- moral sensitivity)

    Do you agree?

    Thanks.
    May I know what's "moral sensitivity"?

    Thanks.

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    #9

    Re: Feeling and feelings

    Ju, if someone said:
    You're ugly.
    Your work is terrible.
    You're stupid.
    That picture you painted looks like a 3-year-old did it.
    That outfit makes you look fat.

    You would have an emotional response, right? In English, we say "You hurt my feelings." Based on the words in your language, how would you try to say that in English?
    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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    #10

    Re: Feeling and feelings

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Ju, if someone said:
    You're ugly.
    Your work is terrible.
    You're stupid.
    That picture you painted looks like a 3-year-old did it.
    That outfit makes you look fat.

    You would have an emotional response, right? In English, we say "You hurt my feelings." Based on the words in your language, how would you try to say that in English?
    I would say the same.

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