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    It sounds (like) fun!

    It sounds fun = It is fun [Fun = adjective]

    I've come across sentences like 'it sounds like fun'. Though it sounds idiomatic to me, when you delve deeper into the meaning, why is 'like' there? is 'fun' here a noun rather than an adjective?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: It sounds (like) fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tedwonny View Post
    It sounds fun = It is fun [Fun = adjective]

    I've come across sentences like 'it sounds like fun'. Though it sounds idiomatic to me, when you delve deeper into the meaning, why is 'like' there? is 'fun' here a noun rather than an adjective?

    Thanks a lot
    In the second version, "like" is a preposition, and its object is the noun "fun".

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