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    yves5211 is offline Newbie
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    what the difference between It appears to be raining vs It is appeared to be rainin

    what is the difference between
    It appears to be raining vs It is appeared to be raining.

    is "It is appeared to be raining" grammatically correct or not why?

    thanks in advance

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    Re: what the difference between It appears to be raining vs It is appeared to be ra

    Welcome to the forum, yves.

    "It is appeared to be raining" is not acceptable English.

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    Re: what the difference between It appears to be raining vs It is appeared to be ra

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Welcome to the forum, yves.

    "It is appeared to be raining" is not acceptable English.
    Why?

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    Re: what the difference between It appears to be raining vs It is appeared to be ra

    It is ungrammatical as the verb 'appear' is not used in the passive.

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