0

Look at the clause in bold:

Job burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion which happens due to long-term exposure to a demanding job. It is also a response to acute job-related pressures. It is a psychological syndrome that involves emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low personal accomplishment. In emotional exhaustion, the afflicted person feels being under pressure and losing emotional resources, while in depersonalization, a person becomes indifferent to his/her clients.

For sure I know the words "being" and "losing" are wrong. But what about using "to be" after "feel"? Would

In emotional exhaustion, the afflicted person feels to be under pressure and to lose emotional resource

be correct?

  • 1
    Your text is defective English, so it's not really worth trying to deconstruct the syntax. Or the semantics, come to that - it's anybody's guess what exactly the writer means when he refers to someone feeling that they are losing emotional resources. – FumbleFingers Aug 25 '16 at 14:38
  • 2
    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's asking about an incompetently-written sentence – FumbleFingers Aug 25 '16 at 14:39
  • I'm not sure that the sentence is wrong but it needs more context – NibblyPig Aug 25 '16 at 14:58
  • Ok anybody, let me bring more context:"Job burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion which happens due to long-term exposure to a demanding job. It is also a response to acute job-related pressures. It is a psychological syndrome that involves emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low personal accomplishment. In emotional exhaustion, the afflicted person feels being under pressure and losing emotional resources, while in depersonalization, a person becomes indifferent to his/her clients. – morteza Aug 25 '16 at 16:12
  • "...feels under pressure and loses emotional resources..." seems like much clearer wording. "Feels being under pressure" I guess is technically not wrong, but it sure sounds ugly. – Emmabee Aug 25 '16 at 18:12
-1

If you are looking for single word

1.'Stangulation' can be a choice .

The afflicted person feels strangulated and ......

2.Suffocation

The afflicted person feels suffocated and ...

Otherwise,if you are asking about the usage of the phrase..then feels to be under pressure in the given sentence is not wrong. Or

'Feels like being under pressure' can be used instead i think.

  • I don't think that is what the questioner is looking for. – Sam Harrington Aug 26 '16 at 6:37

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.