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    Cool seem like?

    I am not sure about the tense after ..seem like or seem as if. for example,

    It seems like it will rain this afternoon.
    It seems as if it will rain this afternoon.

    He seems as if he is shocked.( or as if he was shocked ???)
    He seems like he is shocked.( or ..like he was shocked???)

    which one sounds better and why?

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    Default Re: seem like?

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    I am not sure about the tense after ..seem like or seem as if. for example,
    It seems like it will rain this afternoon.
    It seems as if it will rain this afternoon.
    He seems as if he is shocked.( or as if he was shocked ???)
    He seems like he is shocked.( or ..like he was shocked???)
    which one sounds better and why?
    It looks as if/though it is going to rain this afternoon.
    It looks like it is going to rain this afternoon. (informal)

    He looks as if/though he is shocked.
    He looks like he is shocked. (informal)


    Traditionally, like is a preposition. Your sentences call for the conjunction, as if/though.

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    Smile Re: seem like?

    You mean I cannot use seem? could you be more specific?

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