the physical weakness

Untaught88

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Hi,

Is "I am feeling the physical weakness" correct?
 

Raymott

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No. "I'm feeling weak" is what we say. If they bother to ask, "In what way?" you can say "Physically".
 

teechar

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When you say "the physical weakness", you are referring to a previously mentioned "physical weakness". Your sentence, therefore, is unusual but not impossible. For example, consider this conversation between a patient and his/her doctor.

Doctor: So, have you experienced any of the medicine's side effects yet?
Patient: Yes, I'm feeling the physical weakness you talked about before.
 

teechar

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I would prefer "I'm feeling physically weak."
 
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