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    #1

    "I see you are tired"

    When I see you who is being tired, which sentence is most natural to imply my idea below:?
    The first sentence:"I see you are tired"
    The second sentence:"I find you are tired"
    The third sentence:"I see you be tired"
    The last sentence:"You look tired"
    Which is wrong?
    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by trueheart_205; 04-Jun-2012 at 19:02. Reason: supplement

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    #2

    Re: "I see you are tired"

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    When I see you who is being tired, which sentence is most natural to imply my idea below:?
    The first sentence:"I see you are tired"
    The second sentence:"I find you are tired"
    The third sentence:"I see you be tired"
    Which is wrong?
    Thanks in advance!
    If this person is being tired: I see you are being tired.
    If this person is already tired: I see you are tired.
    I see you be tired: I'm sure this one is wrong.
    I find you are tired: This one doesn't sounds natural, it's probably wrong.




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    #3

    Re: "I see you are tired"

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    When I see you who is being tired, which sentence is most natural to imply my idea below:?
    The first sentence:"I see you are tired" 10%
    The second sentence:"I find you are tired" 0%
    The third sentence:"I see you be tired" 0%
    The last sentence:"You look tired" 90%
    Which is wrong?
    Thanks in advance!
    My estimates for AmE.


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    #4

    Re: "I see you are tired"

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco Moreira View Post
    If this person is being tired: I see you are being tired. No, this is incorrect.

    If this person is already tired: I see you are tired. Grammatically okay, but not something we're as likely to say as "you look tired." Perhaps what you see as "tiried" is really something else. Just this morning I saw someone and thought she looked very tired and it turns out she was experiencing back pain. I just misread her expression.

    I see you be tired: I'm sure this one is wrong. You're right - it's wrong.

    I find you are tired: This one doesn't sounds natural, it's probably wrong. It's possible in the right situation. Every time I come to visit you, I find you are tired. Are you ill? Are are you just not getting enough rest these days? This does not describe the situation of the original question, however.

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    Re: "I see you are tired"

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    My estimates for AmE.

    The same applies for BrE.

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    Re: "I see you are tired"

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco Moreira View Post
    If this person is being tired: I see you are being tired.
    This is not a natural thing to say.

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    Re: "I see you are tired"

    I believe you should say: I see you've been tired these days.
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    Re: "I see you are tired"

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    I believe you should say: I see you've been tired these days.
    No, that's not natural.

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    Re: "I see you are tired"

    So how would you express, naturally, that you've noticed that the person looks tired lately?
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    #10

    Re: "I see you are tired"

    Quote Originally Posted by BrunaBC View Post
    So how would you express, naturally, that you've noticed that the person looks tired lately?
    Just as you did: I notice you've been looking tired lately.
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