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    Ju is offline Key Member
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    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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    Re: Feeling and feelings

    Only #1 makes sense.

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    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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    Re: Feeling and feelings

    Yes.

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    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?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Feeling and feelings

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

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    Re: Feeling and feelings

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    sight -- see
    hearing -- hear
    smell -- smell
    taste -- taste
    touch -- feel
    Hi Tarheel,
    Sorry, I don't get what you mean.

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    Re: Feeling and feelings

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Hi Tarheel,
    Sorry, I don't get what you mean.
    You said:

    "If we talk about how we feel on the skin, or through hearing, smelling, seeing and eating. We should use feeling. Am I correct?"

    I posted a list of the verbs for the five senses.

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    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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    Re: Feeling and feelings

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    We use "feeling" for the sense of touch.
    Do you mean we use "feelings" for the other 4 senses?

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