Learn English – Felt nervous vs was nervous

grammaticality

Which of the following correct and why?

  1. The student felt nervous before first day of class
  2. The student was nervous before first day class

Best Answer

Both are correct and mean the same thing.

Feel

2 Experience (an emotion or sensation)

‘I felt a sense of excitement’

no object, with complement
‘she started to feel really sick’
‘it felt odd to be alone again’

no object
‘we feel very strongly about freedom of expression’

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/feel

However, your example sentences contain errors.

The student felt nervous before the first day of class
The student was nervous before the first day of class