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    Question focus/emphasis

    1. He always seems to come at some unlucky moment.
    2. It always seems that he comes at some unlucky moment.

    I know these 2 sentences means that same thing, but they pay focus on different clause element.

    Could you put them in their very own contexts, so that I can understand the element that they are paying emphasis on respectively?

    Thank you.

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    Re: focus/emphasis

    Quote Originally Posted by panicmonger View Post
    1. He always seems to come at some unlucky moment.
    2. It always seems that he comes at some unlucky moment.

    I know these 2 sentences means that same thing, but they pay focus on different clause element.

    Could you put them in their very own contexts, so that I can understand the element that they are paying emphasis on respectively?

    Thank you.
    #2 is incorrect, it should read "It seems that he always comes..."

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    Re: focus/emphasis

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    #2 is incorrect, it should read "It seems that he always comes..."
    Thank you, bhaisahab.

    1. He always seems to come at some unlucky moment.
    2. It seems that he always comes at some unlucky moment.

    If the focus is on "He" in the 1st sentence. Then where is the focus in the 2nd sentence?

    Could you put it in a context which can reflect its focus/emphasis?
    Thanks.

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