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    "Your report seems quite impressive."

    In the preceding sentence, what kind of verb is "seems"?

    Please explain your answer and give examples.

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    I know! <hand up> Please, sir, I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I know! <hand up> Please, sir, I know.
    Okay, Tdol. I see you have your hand up. What do you think is the answer? :wink:

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    Default Re: A gramar question

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    "Your report seems quite impressive."

    In the preceding sentence, what kind of verb is "seems"?

    Please explain your answer and give examples.

    8)

    I 'd love to say that "seem" is a regular verb just like "appears".
    So the preceding sentence can also be written like this :

    Your report seems to be quite impressive.
    =Your report seems quite impressive.

    The reason why 'to be' can be omitted because the adjective "impressive" works as complement to the "report".

    I might only explain the parts of the answer. :P :)

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    Default Re: A gramar question

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    "Your report seems quite impressive."

    In the preceding sentence, what kind of verb is "seems"?

    Please explain your answer and give examples.

    8)

    I 'd love to say that "seem" is a regular verb just like "appears".
    So the preceding sentence can also be written like this :

    Your report seems to be quite impressive.
    =Your report seems quite impressive.

    The reason why 'to be' can be omitted because the adjective "impressive" works as complement to the "report".

    I might only explain the parts of the answer. :P :)

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    Default Re: A gramar question

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    "Your report seems quite impressive."

    In the preceding sentence, what kind of verb is "seems"?

    Please explain your answer and give examples.

    8)

    I 'd love to say that "seems" here is a regular verb just like "appears".
    So the preceding sentence can also be written like this :

    Your report seems to be quite impressive.
    =Your report seems quite impressive.

    The reason why 'to be' can be omitted because the adjective "impressive" works as complement to the "report".

    I might only explain the parts of the answer. :P :)

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    Default Re: A gramar question

    Sorry , would any one help me how to delete this same post??

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    "Your report seems quite impressive."

    In the preceding sentence, what kind of verb is "seems"?

    Please explain your answer and give examples.

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    I 'd love to say that "seem" is a regular verb just like "appears".
    So the preceding sentence can also be written like this :

    Your report seems to be quite impressive.
    =Your report seems quite impressive.

    The reason why 'to be' can be omitted because the adjective "impressive" works as complement to the "report".

    I might only explain the parts of the answer. :P :)
    That is true (about it being a regular verb). Also:

    "Seems" is an intransitive verb. An intransitive verb is one that cannot be made passive, and doesn’t take a direct object.
    That comes from the website where I have been having fun doing those English trivia quizzes. Go here: http://www.funtrivia.com/quizlistgold.cfm?cat=51

    "Seems" is also considered a copular (or linking) verb. It seems that it does a lot of work. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucyarliwu
    Sorry , would any one help me how to delete this same post??
    Do delete a post first click on Edit. Then tick the box next to "Edit this post". Click Preview or Submit. Click Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Do delete a post [...]
    All on the board are sure you really meant to write "To" in the first place — not "Do".

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