Is this sentence grammatically correct?
When he got the medal, it didn't feel good like it should have.
- Lord BaconLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Yes, it is grammatically correct. It seems a bit awkward and, to an extreme pedant, is capable of being misunderstood but any normal person would understand its intended meaning. It is possible to suggest that 'it' refers back the medal. In reality, it refers to the situation. While there is nothing wrong with the sentence, you could write it more elegantly, maybe more expressively. Sometimes, ideas have more impact if we split them up and say them as separate sentences. There was his expectation of how it would feel to receive the medal. Then there was the reality of how it actually felt. The contrast can add to the impact.
- BookbinderLv 71 month ago
Getting the medal didn't make him feel as good as he thought it would.
- LônLv 71 month ago
.......should have done.
- Anonymous1 month ago
No, San. "Like" is incorrect. It should be "as if."
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- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
I very seldom disagree with Lord Bacon, but in this case 'like' is not correct. The correct version is: ... it didn't feel good AS it should have".
- TeresaLv 51 month ago
Yes, it is so.