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    he feels or he is feeling

    Hi,
    I'd like to know whether this sentence is correct and whether it makes sense.

    Jake wants to go to school today because he feels very well

    should I use the present progressive "he is feeling"
    and does it make sense? I found it in a workbook;
    I would rather say:
    he doesn't want to school today because he doesn't feel(isn't feeling????) very well
    Thanks. Rip

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi,
    I'd like to know whether this sentence is correct and whether it makes sense.

    Jake wants to go to school today because he feels very well

    should I use the present progressive "he is feeling"
    and does it make sense? I found it in a workbook;
    I would rather say:
    he doesn't want to school today because he doesn't feel(isn't feeling????) very well
    Thanks. Rip
    Both forms are fine there.



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    Re: he feels or he is feeling

    i would say : he doesnt feel very well...../ he feels well today ...
    because FEEL is not used in progressive form..though ''isnt feeling well '' is often used in spoken english , however grammatically incorrect.

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    Re: he feels or he is feeling

    Hi,
    why does Funkylove77 say that the progressive form in the sentence is grammatically wrong?" I'd like to know your opinion since you say "both forms are fine"
    Thanks Rip

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    Re: he feels or he is feeling

    Quote Originally Posted by ripley View Post
    Hi,
    why does Funkylove77 say that the progressive form in the sentence is grammatically wrong?" I'd like to know your opinion since you say "both forms are fine"
    Thanks Rip
    I don't know where she picked up this bad advice, ripley, but there is certainly no reason not to use the continuous tenses with "feel".
    "I'm feeling well" / "I'm not feeling well"
    "How are you feeling, today?" "Do you think you'll be feeling any better tomorrow?"
    "Were you feeling any better yesterday after the doctor came?"
    "You would have been feeling better by now if you had taken your medicine".

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    Re: he feels or he is feeling

    Thanks a lot, Raymott.
    Rip

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