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    Which is correct?
    should look agree with my mother. can anyone explain why if it doesn't?

    I can't remember what my mother look like

    I can't remember what my mother looks like

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    Default Re: third person single

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Which is correct?

    I can't remember what my mother look like?

    I can't remember what my mother looks like?
    Your sentence are embedded questions.
    So the second is correct. "I can't remember what my mother looks like?".
    In an embedded question, there is no change in words order and verb tense.
    And I don't understand why you use "what my mother ..."
    In my onpinion, this sentence must be:
    I can't remember how my mother looked like?

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    I can't remember what my mother looks like
    (This implies that your mother is still alive)

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    I can't remember what my mother looks like
    (This implies that your mother is still alive, and you are specifically referring to being able to picture her in your mind, being able to recognize her. So, an adult might say this, if he was separated from his mother as a young child, and the picture in his mind of his mother has faded.

    I can't remember how my mother looked.
    This implies trying to remember how the mother looked on a specific occasion, often in terms of their mood. One might say, How did your mother look? Did she seem happy, sad, angry?
    You might reply, It's so long ago, I can't remember how she looked that day.

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