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Sentence Patterns using "I feel like..."

We use this expression to tell what somebody wants. It shows desire.
  • I feel like eating pizza. = I want to eat pizza.
Subject + feel like + gerund...
  • I feel like staying in tonight.
  • I feel like drinking some coffee.
  • I feel like watching a romantic comedy movie tonight.
  • I feel like going for a swim.
  • She feels like going bowling.
  • They feel like going to the party.
  • We feel like doing something fun.
  • He feels like being alone tonight.
  • She feels like going to a club tonight.
  • He said that he feels like going to the beach this weekend.
It is not as common as using a gerund, but it is also possible to just use a noun after "feel like". This is usually used when responding to a question. It is a shorter version of using a gerund.

Subject + feel like + noun...

A) What do you want to eat?
B) I feel like pizza. = I feel like eating pizza.

We can also make a negative sentence to show that we or somebody does not want to do something.

Subject + do/does not feel like + noun/gerund...
  • I don't feel like going out tonight.
  • I don't feel like coffee. I feel like having tea.
  • She doesn't feel like having a baby at this time.
  • Mark doesn't feel like eating right now.
It is possible to make a past tense sentence by using "felt like" or "did not feel like".
  • I felt like sleeping more, but I had to go to work.
  • She didn't feel like going to the beach, but her whole family wanted to go. So, she went.
  • We didn't feel like going to the party. So, we just stayed home.
Bonus Tips and Points1. We also use this expression to ask questions. It is the same as using "want" in many cases.
  • What do you feel like eating?
    (= What do you want to eat?)
Here are some examples of common questions with "feel like".
  • What do you feel like eating?
  • What do you feel like doing?
  • What does she feel like doing?
  • Where does he feel like going?
  • What kind of music do you feel like listening to?
  • What kind of place do you feel like visiting?
  • Which restaurant do you feel like going?
Real-World English Conversations

A) What do you feel like doing today?
B) I'm not sure. What do you think about seeing a movie?
A) That sounds good to me.

A) What do you want to eat?
B) I feel like pasta. You?
A) Pasta is okay with me.

A) I feel like watching some TV, mom.
B) No. Do your homework.

A) Where do you feel like going this vacation?
B) I kind of feel like going somewhere with a beautiful beach.

A) Do you feel like going out tonight?
B) Where?
A) I don't know. Maybe to a movie.
B) No. I don't feel like seeing a movie.

A) What do you feel like doing today since we don't have to work?
B) I feel like doing something outside.
A) How about go fishing?
B) That sounds perfect. Let's do it.

Use these free English lessons to learn the most common sentence patterns in the English language. If you learn these sentences and questions, it will help you speak English well. Study the lessons thoroughly, practice making your own sentences, and come back to review often. If you do these three steps, your English speaking will improve quickly and you will be able to have natural English conversations.

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