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 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 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 at 13:04 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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