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    You appear to travel to many countries.

    1. You appear to travel to many countries.
    2. You appear to have traveled to many countries.
    Which of the above sentences is acceptable?

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    Re: You appear to travel to many countries.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. You appear to travel to many countries.
    2. You appear to have traveled to many countries.
    Which of the above sentences is acceptable?
    1. sounds unnatural, though you could say, "It seems that you travel to many countries."
    2. is good

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    Re: You appear to travel to many countries.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    1. sounds unnatural, though you could say, "It seems that you travel to many countries."
    2. is good
    3. It seems that you travel to many countries.
    4. It seems that you have traveled to many countries.
    What's the difference in meaning between the above two sentences?

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    Re: You appear to travel to many countries.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    3. It seems that you travel to many countries.
    4. It seems that you have traveled to many countries.
    What's the difference in meaning between the above two sentences?
    In #3. the person addressed may still travel abroad regularly; in #5 we this is not necessarily the case.

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