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    "It seems (to me) that" , predicative or subject clause ?

    "It seems (to me) that" , predicative or subject clause ?

    "It seems (to me) that" is considered (as)a predicative clause in my textbook,but some teacher told me it's a subject clause ,cause the origional pattern is It seems (to me) to be true that.

    Thanks a lot!

    PS I've tried to find the answer.
    PPS Not a homework.

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    Re: "It seems (to me) that" , predicative or subject clause ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    "It seems (to me) that" , predicative or subject clause ?

    "It seems (to me) that" is considered (as)a predicative clause in my textbook,but some teacher told me it's a subject clause ,cause the origional pattern is “It seems (to me) to be true that”.

    Thanks a lot!

    PS I've tried to find the answer.
    PPS Not a homework.
    Actually it is both. The word "it" is the grammatical subject of the sentence, but it is a dummy subject. The logical/real subject is the clause. This is a delayed subject construction.

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    Re: "It seems (to me) that" , predicative or subject clause ?

    Thanks a million!

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    Re: "It seems (to me) that" , predicative or subject clause ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiya Raymond View Post
    Thanks a million!
    Your appreciation is welcome but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you found helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.




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