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    It seems

    Hi,
    I got a sentence from a movie, ie; It seems the child is lucky to survive. Can I write it as 'the child seems to be lucky to survive'? I think it's possible. My question is if I write so, will there be any difference in meaning of both sentences?

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    Re: It seems

    Your two sentences do seem to have the same meaning, but neither is very natural; in other words neither is likely to be uttered by a native speaker. Depending on context, you might say something like "Evidently the child is..." or "I think the child is..."

    "It seems" is often short for "it seems to me" and if so is synonymous with "I think" or "in my opinion."

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    Re: It seems

    To be honest, I didn't provided the the exact context of the movie. Perhaps I missed some more words. I just wanted you to pay the attention to "it seems". Okay! now it is clear. I got it. "It seems" is often short for "it seems to me". I am very glad that I know it now.

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