Consider this sentence:
私は試験のために勉強しなかったことが残念に感じる。I feel regret that I didn't study for the exam.
1.Why is the に particle used instead of と?
I have read the answer to this post which considers how 感じる can be used with the を, と and に particles under different circumstances. But I still have trouble understanding it.
In this part of the answer:
"4. When it appears to take に, the に particle is actually marking an adverb. This happens with transitive and intransitive uses of the verb."
I interpret this to mean that 残念に would be translated as "regrettably" into an adverb. So 残念に感じる means "to feel regrettably". If I translated it literally: "I regrettably feel that I didn't study for the exam."
But why is it also wrong to use と in the sentence above if it is a "defining or quotative" particle?
Here is my interpretation of the answer to the post but I am not too confident, correct me if I'm wrong (I numbered my questions in this section respectively):
を can only be used in circumstances where the person has a:
physical sense: e.g. 揺れるのを感じた、風を感じる
spider sense: e.g. 将来に不安を感じる、彼は生命の危険を感じた
と is used as a "quotation/sound or manner adverbial" phrase
(I have trouble understanding how と particle is used the most)
- Used as a spider sense: 彼は何かを隠していると感じた (
2.does this mean that 彼は何かを隠しているのを感じた is also correct?)
3.But what about this sentence? Is に or を also correct in this case?
良書を読むというも幸せと感じる。I feel content in reading good books.
4.What are other cases where you can only use the と particle with 感じる?
に (or i-adjectives + く) is only used as an adverb to express emotional sense
と cannot be used with verbs that only express a knowledge/forgetting of facts. e.g. 忘れる、思い出す、知る.
But it can be used with verbs that can express feeling or belief e.g. 分かる、信じる、思う、考える
However, considering something from my previous post
5.Would it be incorrect to use the adverb rule as stated above?
I might have answered my own question already but I am still not too confident of my interpretation. I would appreciate further clarification on how these particles are used with these kinds of verbs, and some examples would be great.
Apologies for the long post, I did my best to keep it as brief and organized as I could. I hope this makes sense.