I have been working on a software that it looks like an adventure (it's hard).

In the last three weeks, I have worked on new software, and I finished it just now. I want to say to my co-workers "working on TICKET-X was a real adventure. It felt like: https://giphy.com/gifs/running-adventure-movie-HVr4gFHYIqeti.

Can I use the sentence It felt like?


"It felt like" is not a sentence. If we take the caption of that gif to be the rest of the sentence, and assume that you would put it in quote marks, then you get:

It felt like "I'm going on an adventure"

This isn't something that should be used in formal language; think feeling like a bit of quoted dialogue isn't good formal English. Rendering the same idea in formal English might look like:

It felt like I was going on an adventure.

Alternatively, to keep the reference from the gif, it might be:

I felt like Bilbo setting out in An Unexpected Journey, saying "I'm going on an adventure".

However, in casual, informal English, there's no actual problem with:

It felt like "I'm going on an adventure"

You might even expand it, assuming we're talking about speaking aloud here rather than text (with the ability to link in the gif):

It felt like "I'm going on an adventure", like Bilbo, you know?

In any case, "it felt like" is a perfectly reasonable way to say this.

| improve this answer | |

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.