Why are you in anger

Untaught88

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Hi,

Which one is correct when asking someone?

Why are you in anger?
Why do you feel anger?
 

Rover_KE

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#1 is not used.
#2 is not colloquial.

Say 'Why are you angry?'
 

Untaught88

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Can you please collocate the second one so that I can understand it better?
 

Barb_D

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Don't try to find a way to use it. It's not natural. Unless you are talking to your therapist you don't usually say "I feel [emotion]" - you say "I am [adjective form].


Use "Why are you angry?" as Rover says.
 
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