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Can I reply "That feels fun.", when someone say: You can do this and that.? A: Mom. What are you boiling the eggs for? Mom: For Easter. You can paint them, and then your dad and I will hide them in our yard. A: Great! That ____ fun. (A)feels (B) sounds like it's a test from my book. The answer is '(B) sounds like', and I have known it is a good answer. But I think '(A) feels' is also possible here, ------- My opinion: 1. My assumption is that "(1)That feels fun." contains the meaning of "(2)That sounds fun." in this context. 2. I found "feel", as a linking verb, can just have the feeling the event gives you. But It's not necessary to have a feeling from experiencing the very event that mentioned. For reference: Definition of feel: [linking verb] if a situation, event etc feels good, strange etc, that is the emotion or feeling that it gives you source: https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/feel ------- If there is anything wrong in my opinion, please help to correct it. Thank you for your attention.
Oct 19, 2019 5:55 PM
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As Tim and J. Rios mention, "seems like" is okay. "Sounds like" is definitely the best option, but sometimes people also say "that seems like fun." You really can't say "that feels like fun." It sounds extremely strange. In this case, the book answer is correct.
October 19, 2019
It meets the definition and someone would understand you but it isn’t what a native speaker would say. The answer given is much better and another option is “seems” or “seems like”.
October 19, 2019
Thank you all for the willing to help me.
October 22, 2019
Dear @J. Rios Thank you for your nice explanation. It triggers a question to me: when can I use "It/That feels fun(adj.)"? Although, It also sounds extremely strange to me. But I found the usage does exist. ---------------- 1. It feels fun to travel on my own. = It feels like fun to travel on my own. http://www.learnersdictionary.com/qa/it-sounds-fun-vs-it-sounds-like-fun-any-difference 2. It was fun to use, just because it was kind of novelty of having something that looks different. that feels fun https://youtu.be/JQk56_ZJEOo?t=209 ---------- Again. If there is anything wrong in my opinion, please help to correct it. Thank you for your attention.
October 20, 2019
to feel like = to seem like ( expression )
October 19, 2019
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