Feel as if / as though / like / that
My teacher says 'feel like S + V' and 'feel as if S + V' and 'feel that S + V' and 'feel as though S + V' mean the same and 'feel that S + V' is a bit more definite, but we can say all of them mean the same. Do you agree with this? Thank you so much as usual in advance.
First, we use feel + adjective to describe mental or physical states:
I feel hot. Can you please turn on the air conditioner?
Jack said he feels sick, so he is going to leave the office early.
This pillow feels soft! I love it!
We also use feel + like + noun to describe mental or physical states:
I didn’t sleep well last night. I feel like a zombie today.
This pillow feels like a brick. I want a softer one.
In a similar way, we can use also use feel + like + subject + verb:
I didn’t sleep well last night. I feel like I am a zombie today.
This pillow feels like it is a brick. I want a softer one.
It is also possible to use feel + as if & feel + as though with the same meaning:
I didn’t sleep well last night. I feel as though I am a zombie today.
This pillow feels as if it is a brick. I want a softer one.
We can also use feel like to mean want. After feel like you can use a gerund or noun:
I feel like eating ice cream.
We were talking about lunch and Jack said he feels like pizza. How about you?
We use feel + noun to talk about a physical perception or the sense of touch:
I felt something on my leg and it was a spider! Yuck!
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