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Including see, smell, hear, etc., verbs of sensation are those verbs that refer to human's senses. Each verb has a physical meaning and also can often be expressed metaphorically. The nexus between the physical and metaphorical use of verbs of sensation is problematic. The present study attempts to shed much light on difficulties faced by Iraqi EFL learners in using verbs of sensation, their awareness to recognize verbs of sensation syntactically and semantically, do they have the same awareness to recognize verbs of sensation and the differences in the students' performance at the production and recognition levels.