Results 1 to 3 of 3
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Taiwan
      • Current Location:
      • Taiwan

    • Join Date: Dec 2003
    • Posts: 514

    isn't genuinely felt?

    About smile:

    "If the eye muscles are not involved in the smile, then it isn't genuinely felt."

    Is this saying that the smile itself isn't genuine or people can't feel it's genuine?

  1. #2

    Re: isn't genuinely felt?

    Passive voice is often used to convey ambiguous meanings. In your case, it means both. However, most people would interpret it as "If your eye muscles....then you don't..."

  2. Ouisch's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 4,142

    Re: isn't genuinely felt?

    Most people can tell whether a smile is sincere or not by the overall facial expression. Usually a true smile also makes the eyes crinkle a bit at the corners. If you smile with just your mouth and not the rest of your face, it looks false.

Similar Threads

  1. Felt and feel
    By kahhong in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-Jul-2006, 09:00
  2. Had felt / Felt
    By jack in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22-Mar-2005, 08:02
  3. felt
    By mengta in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 28-Oct-2004, 10:39
  4. I'm here again! How bad I felt but I really need some advise
    By Helped Wanted in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 24-Nov-2003, 22:56


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts