I feel a bit of a fool

hamlet

Senior Member
Français (FR)
Hello,

<< --- I feel a bit of a fool --- >>

I was wondering is that construction correct? Shouldn't it be "like a bit of a fool" or "a bit like a fool"?
 
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  • Alxmrphi

    Senior Member
    UK English
    Yes it is correct, we often omit "like" in examples like this.
    Maybe it's better for you to think about it like we know it is there, but it's not necessarily understood. We understand it as if it was present in the sentence.
     

    susanna76

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    Hi, I'd like to ask this question again, as I have just heard "I feel such a fool" on Fry and Laurie Reunited. Is "I feel such a" without the word "like" really OK to use, or is it colloquial like "I got to go" instead of "I've got to go"?
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    In my experience, it's normal British English. In AE, we would more likely say, "I feel like (such) a fool."
     

    susanna76

    Senior Member
    Romanian
    How very interesting! I wasn't aware that it was BrE! Thank you Copyright, Beryl, and sound shift!
     
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