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

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    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    Is there any difference in the meaning between "1" and "2"?
    1. It seems that you're catching a cold.
    2. It seems like you're catching a cold.
    Probably not in most contexts. You can also say, 3. "It seems as if you're catching a cold."

    I'd say 1. would be the least colloquial. It's more certain. I would imagine a doctor examining you first and then saying, "It seems that you're catching a cold."

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