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    Default Seem X appear

    Which one is wrong ?
    the baby appears wrong OR the baby seems hungry

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    Default Re: Seem X appear

    You can say "Something appears to be wrong with the baby," but not your first sentence.

    Remember that proper English sentences require capitalization and punctuation.
    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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    Default Re: Seem X appear

    Quote Originally Posted by lucas_araujo_22 View Post
    Which one is wrong ?
    the baby appears wrong OR the baby seems hungry
    I think you've made a slip, and that you mean: "The baby seems hungry" vs. "The baby appears hungry."
    These are both correct, and mean the same thing.
    We often say: "The baby seems to be hungry"; "The baby appears to be hungry."

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