How to form sentences with "feel like"?

subhajit123

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Are there any differences between the following sentences:

1- I feel like I am a teacher.
(and)
I feel like a teacher.

2- I feel like I have made a mistake.
(and)
I feel like having made a mistake.

3- I feel like I am eating.
(and)
I feel like eating.
 
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I think you have been on the forum long enough to know that we don't start a question with "How to" as you did in your title. What should it have said?
 

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3- I feel like I am eating.
(and)
I feel like eating.
I'll address this one. The first means that, although you are not in fact eating, you're experiencing the sensations of eating. It's hard to imagine a context in which anyone would say this.

The second means you're hungry, because to feel like doing something means to have a desire to do it.
 

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How should I form sentences with "feel like"?

1. The first one means you think of yourself as a teacher. The second one means the same thing.
2. The first one means you think you made a mistake. What the second one means is anybody's guess.
 
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