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    #1

    It looks like rain.

    1. It looks like rain.
    2. It looks like raining.
    #1 is correct. Is #2 also acceptable?

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    #2

    Re: It looks like rain.

    No

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    #3

    Re: It looks like rain.

    maybe ... It looks as though it will rain.

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    #4

    Re: It looks like rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    maybe ... It looks as though it will rain.
    Yes. Also: It looks as if it will rain.


    Warning to learners: 'even if' and 'even though' are different in meaning; 'as if' and 'as though' are similar.
    Last edited by 5jj; 23-May-2011 at 17:01. Reason: Warning added

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    #5

    Re: It looks like rain.

    Or even:

    2. It looks like it's [been] raining.

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    #6

    Re: It looks like rain.

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
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    Warning to learners: 'even if' and 'even though' are different in meaning; 'as if' and 'as though' are similar.
    Thanks - I hadn't noticed.

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