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    Question Difference b/w look like & seem

    What is the difference between the 2 sentences?
    1.Ahmed seems to be a teacher.
    2.Ahmed looks like a teacher.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Difference b/w look like & seem

    Quote Originally Posted by IbaeFatima
    What is the difference between the 2 sentences?
    1.Ahmed seems to be a teacher.
    2.Ahmed looks like a teacher.

    Thanks in advance.
    1. You think he's a teacher (by the way he acts or.. hints you get from your environment)
    2. Here, Ahmed has the looks of a teacher (clothing etc...)

    I think you can also say that "seem" comes from your own mind, while "look" is something the agent elicits

    Don't hit me if I'm wrong :]

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    Smile Re: Difference b/w look like & seem

    Quote Originally Posted by SithCloud
    1. You think he's a teacher (by the way he acts or.. hints you get from your environment)
    2. Here, Ahmed has the looks of a teacher (clothing etc...)

    I think you can also say that "seem" comes from your own mind, while "look" is something the agent elicits

    Don't hit me if I'm wrong :]
    Thanks for the reply.I can't hit you bcoz no one except you has given any reply yet.So i m thankful to u.........Iba

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    Re: Difference b/w look like & seem

    There's no need to hit Sithcloud:
    seems to be = appears, suggesting that Ahmed behaves like a teacher and could well be.
    looks like = physical appearance, clothes, etc.


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    Smile Re: Difference b/w look like & seem

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    There's no need to hit Sithcloud:
    seems to be = appears, suggesting that Ahmed behaves like a teacher and could well be.
    looks like = physical appearance, clothes, etc.

    Thanks tdol.You have saved Sithcloud this time.

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