Feel pain or faint


A sign at the gym says, "Stop if you feel pain or faint." I thought it should say, "Stop if you feel pain or feel faint." Is that second "feel" needed to convey the true meaning?

faint pain feel asked Mar 03 '14 at 23:54 John New member

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I agree that it should be 'feel faint'.  If someone fainted, they would automatically stop.

link comment answered Mar 04 '14 at 13:03 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

I agree, John. Since faint is also a verb, it is awkward. Of course you would stop if you faint. You'll be lying on the floor. I would change it to light-headed.

link comment answered Mar 04 '14 at 13:04 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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