feel isolated/isolation from family


Senior Member
Could anyone tell me if "isolation" in this sentence totally wrong?

"The girl was feeling isolated/isolation from family."

I know "isolated" is much better, with Google hits of 64,800 against
185 for "isolation." I want to know "isolation" can be barely acceptable
or simply wrong.
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    I think that "feeling isolated" and "experiencing isolation" are more common collocations.

    As an aside, I would have written "The girl was feeling isolated from her family."
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