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Hi,

Please tell me the difference in meaning of the following sentences.

He felt indifferent to his parents.

He felt indifference to his parents.

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Prashobhini
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He felt indifferent to his parents.

He felt indifference to his parents.
Hello, Prashobhini —

When used as a linking verb, "feel" is not normally followed by a noun complement, but it is normally followed by an adjective complement. Use the first sentence.
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Thank you, David
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