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    Default there doesn't seem to vs there seems not

    "There doesn't seem to have been............"


    I was wondering if I could put it as in " There seems to have not been......."?
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    Default Re: there doesn't seem to vs there seems not

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "There doesn't seem to have been............"


    I was wandering if I could put it as in " There seems to have not been......."?
    Not naturally, no. By the way, you were "wondering", not "wandering".

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    Default Re: there doesn't seem to vs there seems not

    'There seems not to have been' (note the word order) is possible, but slightly formal.

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