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Hello everyone,

Is "like" in "feel like" just a filler redundant word? What does it mean?



Kristin: Well, no, I wouldn’t say that, I feel like it has been pretty good care, it’s just, the timing, y’know, you’ve got to be there right on time. They expect that of you. And yet you could just sit there waiting for hours once you are there…



Source: Effortless English podcast.

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Siavash MoghaddasianIs "like" in "feel like" just a filler redundant word?

Not exactly. In casual speech it substitutes for 'feel that'.

CJ

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The sentence, "Well, no, I wouldn't say that, I feel like it has been pretty good care." needs to be separated into two sentences, with either a period or a semi-colon between "that" and "I", instead of a comma.


The sentence, "It has been pretty good care.", is a positive sentence, leaving no doubt as to the care being good. The sentence, "I feel like it has been pretty good care.", is less positive. The speaker only feels that the care has been good, and is not positive about it.

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 CalifJim's reply was promoted to an answer.

So, if I say


I feel like the weather was humid there.

It doesn't mean "in my opinion" the weather was humid there, right?


"I feel like" is the same as "I feel"?