[Grammar] Holding a Kindle feels like holding a printed book

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Is the use of "feel like" correct here?

Can following be the others alternatives?

1) "Holding a Kindle is like holding ..."
2) "Holding a Kindle feels like/as if you are holding ..."

Holding a Kindle feels like holding a printed book, and its battery charge lasts almost three weeks. There is a built-in light, so you are not going to get any screen glare when reading it. How easily you can read in bright sunlight depends on which model you are using, but with mine, I can clearly see the content. The difference lies in the screen technologies.

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Grammatically, all are acceptable.

I completely disagree with the sentiment, but that's a separate issue.
 

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But it can be an issue when the question is whether it is correct, not just grammatically. Holding a Kindle is not the same to me as holding a book.
 

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It's semantics, right?

On one hand, both are generally held in front of us, somewhere between our heads and our waists, with one or two hands, on the lap or on a table or desk.

On the other hand, the experience of holding and using a Kindle is completely different. Our relationships with paper and electronic media are vastly different, and so the experience can never be the same.
 

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Semantics matters, doesn't it?
 

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Yup! That's where the fun is.
 

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One disadvantage of using a Kindle is that you can't correct the typos.:-(
 

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Thanks all.
I really appreciate your help.

Could someone please tell me what the differences are between "feel like"s in sentence 1 and 2?
I don't know when I should use the second "feel like".



1) And if you don’t feel like reading in the car, it is Amazon’s Whispersync that can give you an audiobook whenever you want it.
https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/...-in-the-car-Amazon’s-Whispersync-can-give-you

2) Holding a Kindle feels like holding a printed book, and its battery charge lasts almost three weeks.
 
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I understand them in the following ways:

1. And if you don't feel you like reading in the car ...
2. Holding a Kindle gives you a feeling like holding a printed book ...
 

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There is a built-in light, so you are not going to get any screen glare when reading it.
What does pronoun "it" refer to? Shouldn't it be removed? or is it better to say "...when reading through e-readers"?
 

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You could remove it.
 

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It refers to something mentioned recently; presumably a Kindle.
 

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Sania-baharat did not say that holding a Kindle was the same as holding a book. They said it is/feels like holding a book.

Yup. In a way, it does.
 

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What does pronoun "it" refer to? Shouldn't it be removed? or is it better to say "...when reading through e-readers"?

It is a Kindle. Keep it. Get rid of a.
 

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One disadvantage of using a Kindle is that you can't correct the typos.:-(

Yeah. My dad was always writing corrections in the books he was reading. A Kindle would've driven him nuts.
 

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Thanks all.
I really appreciate your help.

Could someone please tell me what the differences are between "feel like"s in sentence 1 and 2?
I don't know when I should use the second "feel like".

1) And if you don’t feel like reading in the car, it is Amazon’s Whispersync that can give you an audiobook whenever you want it.
https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/...-in-the-car-Amazon’s-Whispersync-can-give-you

2) Holding a Kindle feels like holding a printed book, and its battery charge lasts almost three weeks.

In #1, it means want to.

In #2, it means has the same sensation as.

It's also used for similes: I feel like I've been hit by a truck.

It can also mean am in the mood for: I feel like a cup of coffee.

That last usage is fuel for lots of good jokes:

- I feel like a cup of coffee.
- That's odd. You don't look like a cup of coffee!
 

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It is a Kindle. Keep it. Get rid of a.
But, a kindle holds titles. So, we read e-books in a e-book reader not a Kindle itself.
 
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