actually feel or actually felt ?

  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    Here is the relevant sentence. (We like to have it copied into the post itself.)

    If you asked me what I was feeling, I would tell you I actually feel absolutely nothing, I try so hard to feel something but nothing works.
     

    lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    It’s okay to say feel rather than felt in that instance, since what’s meant is that he feels nothing all the time (habitually, for which we use the present simple), not just at the moment when he’s being asked about it.
     
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