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  1. moqaddas's Avatar
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    #1

    looked or seemed to

    Mother looked angry so I kept quiet.
    Or
    Mother seemed to be angry so I kept quiet.



    • Which is correct to say ?

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    #2

    Re: looked or seemed to

    Both are fine. I'd probably say the first.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: looked or seemed to

    Quote Originally Posted by moqaddas View Post
    Mother looked angry so I kept quiet.
    Or
    Mother seemed to be angry so I kept quiet.



    • Which is correct to say ?
    Both are fine but it depends on whether there is something about how her face appears (she looks angry) or something about her demeanour/behaviour (she seems to be angry).
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-Jun-2011 at 22:46. Reason: Typo

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