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    #1

    It's like you're catching a cold.

    Is there subtle difference in the meaning between "1" and "2".
    1. It's like you're catching a cold.
    2. It seems like you're catching a cold.

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    Re: It's like you're catching a cold.

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    Is there subtle difference in the meaning between "1" and "2".
    1. It's like you're catching a cold.
    2. It seems like you're catching a cold.
    Yes, the difference IMO is, #1 is incomplete.

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    Re: It's like you're catching a cold.

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    Is there subtle difference in the meaning between "1" and "2".
    1. It's like you're catching a cold.
    2. It seems like you're catching a cold.
    [not a teacher]

    To my ear, 1. sounds like you're implying it's not a cold and it's something else similar to a cold. 2. sounds like it really is a cold. Of course, context would sort this out.

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    Re: It's like you're catching a cold.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobSmith View Post
    [not a teacher]

    To my ear, 1. sounds like you're implying it's not a cold and it's something else similar to a cold. 2. sounds like it really is a cold. Of course, context would sort this out.
    Now, the same to me.

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