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    Untaught88 is offline Senior Member
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    Why are you in anger

    Hi,

    Which one is correct when asking someone?

    Why are you in anger?
    Why do you feel anger?

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    Re: Why are you in anger

    #1 is not used.
    #2 is not colloquial.

    Say 'Why are you angry?'

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    Re: Why are you in anger

    Can you please collocate the second one so that I can understand it better?

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    Re: Why are you in anger

    Don't try to find a way to use it. It's not natural. Unless you are talking to your therapist you don't usually say "I feel [emotion]" - you say "I am [adjective form].


    Use "Why are you angry?" as Rover says.
    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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