We feel like children/ like a child next to him.

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nh01

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Turkish
We feel like children/ like a child next to him.

Which one is correct? Thanks.
 
  • elroy

    Imperfect Mod
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    Does the "we" mean people in general? If so, "a child" is possible.
    Hm, I don’t think I agree with this assessment. “We feel like a child” sounds very bizarre to me — unless we collectively felt like a single child (a highly implausible context).
     

    Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    You know the song "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child". Can you not imagine a writer (or a public preacher) talking of how we humans often feel, and concluding "Sometimes we feel like a lone voice crying in the wilderness. Sometimes we feel like a motherless child"? I can imagine that - I don't think it sounds bizarre at all, even if I might not choose it myself.
     
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