an English question

@dufresne (137)
China
May 11, 2009 7:16pm CST
In the sentence "I was ready. I suddenly had a gut feeling that we were all in for a great time.",can you compare the three words for me "gut feeling", "intuition" and "hunch"? A brief answer would be OK!
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• United States
12 May 09
A comparison is stating how things are alike. These three terms are synonymous. they pretty much mean the same thing. My "hunch" is a "gut feeling". The intuition might be a little more indepth, more like a sixth sense.
@dufresne (137)
• China
12 May 09
Thank you! Good answer, too!
• United States
12 May 09
Thank you so very much!
• United States
12 May 09
On the surface, the three words seem to have the same meaning. However, I think they are different in usage. When someone is said to have a gut feeling about something, that means that they probably feel something physically, although I hear it a lot in situations where people are uncomfortable. I think the best way to describe intuition is "Knowing without knowing why". Say you've been doing something for a while, and you forgot how you know it, or why you know it, it's just embedded in your psyche. That's intuition at work. I think a hunch is where something in your mind is telling you things are going to be a certain way, which I think fits best in the sentence that you described. For some reason, "I suddenly had a hunch that we were all in for a great time." seems the most appropriate. I hope that helped.
@dufresne (137)
• China
12 May 09
Thanks for typing so much for me! Good answer!
• Canada
12 May 09
Good Topic...I say they are all one in the same thing....Gut feeling is intuition which is a hunch that something usually bad is about to or could happen.
• United States
12 May 09
hunch-a suspicion by how something is happening intuition-insight on happenings that comes with experience gut feeling-a nameless inner feeling where you just know something,good or bad.