i couldn't understand the difference in usage between i feel and i'm feeling,

as in,

i feel good about my chances of getting the job

i am feeling sick today.

On a gut level the sentence

i am feeling good about my chances of getting the job

sounds wrong.Can anyone xplain why?

Thanks a lot in advance. Emotion: smile

PS:While writing this post i had difficulty between choosing 'couldn't understand' and 'can't understand'.I underlined it in the post.Which do you think is more appropriate?
gullianoI couldn't understand the difference in usage between I feel and I'm feeling,
I couldn't understand - in the past I was not able to understand.

I can't understand - right now I am not able to understand.

I feel - your emotional state at this point in time.

I'm feeling - your emotional state at this point in time that will likely continue for a whlie.

gullianoI am feeling good about my chances of getting the job.
This sounds wrong.Can anyone explain why?
If you capitalize "I", it will be fine.
gullianoI can't understand the difference in usage between I feel and I'm feeling
That's not surprising. There is barely any difference.

To my ear, I feel good about it is more solidly positive, and represents a steady confidence, whereas I'm feeling good about it is less solid and steady, and may even suggest that I'm gradually convincing myself that I feel good about it.

You will probably get a lot of different opinions on this. The difference is very slight and not easily explained.

CJ
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My judgement based off understanding of language, not a checked fact. let's try some real time critical thinking (without editing to see process): feelings are a noun. To feel is a verb. I am feeling. I feel. Both check out. Compare: I am running. I run. I am running well. I run well. 1st is present tense descriptor/adverb - a moment in time. At this moment, I am running well. I run well. within context this is an adverb for how one performs running generally. now, let's apply to feelings. I feel good about...I am feeling...with context, since feelings change often, it is assumed to be present moment adverb. Conclusion: interchangeable.
AnonymousMy judgement based off understanding of language, not a checked fact. let's try some real time critical thinking (without editing to see process): feelings are a noun. To feel is a verb. I am feeling. I feel. Both check out. Compare: I am running. I run. I am running well. I run well. 1st is present tense descriptor/adverb - a moment in time. At this moment, I am running well. I run well. within context this is an adverb for how one performs running generally. now, let's apply to feelings. I feel good about...I am feeling...with context, since feelings change often, it is assumed to be present moment adverb. Conclusion: interchangeable.
Anon, please use correct English (and grammar-related vocabulary) when you reply to a post.
That is a good way to put it.
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I couldn't understand means at the time and now you have moved on

I cant understand means you are still dealing with this

Hope that helps

anonymous

I couldn't understand means at the time and now you have moved on

I cant understand means you are still dealing with this

Hope that helps

Maybe you don't realize it, but you are answering a question that was asked and answered a great many years ago. The original poster is no longer participating on our forum. I looked it up, and the last of his/her posts was at the end of March, 2012.

Why not participate in more recent threads? That way your answers will actually be read and appreciated by the other current members of the forum.

CJ