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    #1

    The sentence seems/looks/appears odd to me.

    1. The sentence seems odd to me.
    2. The sentence looks odd to me.
    3. The sentence appears odd to me.
    4. To me, the sentence seems odd.
    5. To me, the sentence looks odd.
    6. To me, the sentence appears odd.

    Hello friends,
    Suppose that there is a sentence which doesn't make a good sense to me.
    I'm really confused. I don't know how to say that. Would you please be kind enough to comment on my above self
    made examples?

    Many thanks

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    #2

    Re: The sentence seems/looks/appears odd to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by sb70012 View Post
    1. The sentence seems odd to me.
    2. The sentence looks odd to me.
    3. The sentence appears odd to me.
    4. To me, the sentence seems odd.
    5. To me, the sentence looks odd.
    6. To me, the sentence appears odd.

    Hello friends,
    Suppose that there is a sentence which doesn't make a good sense to me.
    I'm really confused. I don't know how to say that. Would you please be kind enough to comment on my above self
    made examples?

    Many thanks
    They are all possible.

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    #3

    Re: seems/look/appear

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Dear teachers.

    1. The sentence seems odd to me.
    2. The sentence looks odd to me.
    3. The sentence appears odd to me.

    I am okay with number 2. I mean I am familiar with it. But about others, I am confused. They might be correct but I want to clear my confusion. Shouldn't we use "to be" after words seem and appear?

    Please help me to clarify the use of seem and appear.

    Thanks.
    They're OK. You can insert 'to be' there if you want to, but it's not necessary.

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    #4

    Re: The sentence seems/looks/appears odd to me.

    You can delete redundant questions by clicking on Edit Post/Delete/Delete/Delete.

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    #5

    Re: The sentence seems/looks/appears odd to me.

    Kite, I've deleted all three of your posts in this thread on your behalf. I know it's difficult to work the site on a mobile.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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