feel bad/sad/happy

  1. I feel (very) bad/sad on hearing disturbing news about my best friend.
  2. I felt (very/so) happy, knowing that my work was appreciated.
  3. I felt (very) bad, realizing that nobody appreciated my work.
    Please correct the above.

They are all possible. The present tense “feel” in #1 is not the most usual with “on hearing”, however.

We feel responsible(adj) for this incident. (feel => stative verb)
I felt strongly(adv) that he should resign. (feel => action verb)
Are these sentences and my comments within brackets OK?

The sentences are OK.

I am not sure if the second should be considered an action verb. To me, it seems to be describing a state. Does anyone else have an opinion on this?

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Yes, I would also view it as stative in nature since it is used to express the possession/presence of a particular opinion.

[size=75]“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” ~ Abraham Lincoln[/size]

Hi Allifathima,

If you considered the verb in ‘felt strongly’ an ‘action’ verb, there would have to be some external sign of activity. And that clearly doesn’t apply here.