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  1. Raymott's Avatar
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    #11

    Re: which two questions

    You can conclude that it doesn't sound natural to at least two non-British people. It's not a matter of not making sense or not being able to work out what it means. It's common to say "That feels lighter", meaning the situation with the load, not the person.

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    #12

    Re: which two questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You can conclude that it doesn't sound natural to at least two non-British people.
    Unfortunately, that's not a very useful lesson to learn from this. I was hoping for a few more answers.

    It's not a matter of not making sense or not being able to work out what it means.
    Judging from your post #2, it clearly is.

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    #13

    Re: which two questions

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Are we really to conclude that the idea of feeling lighter after shedding a burden doesn't make much sense to speakers unfamiliar with British English?
    I would say my load feels lighter, not that I feel lighter. However, I understand the phrase. (Now I do.)
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