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    #1

    seem like/seem to be/seem

    Five minutes can seem like five hours when you are impatient.

    Can I rewrite the sentence as follows?
    1. Five minutes can seem five hours when you are impatient.
    2. Five minutes can seem to be five hours when you are impatient.

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    Re: seem like/seem to be/seem

    Quote Originally Posted by anhnha View Post
    Five minutes can seem like five hours when you are impatient.

    Can I rewrite the sentence as follows?
    1. Five minutes can seem five hours when you are impatient.
    2. Five minutes can seem to be five hours when you are impatient.
    You could.

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