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    It seems to have been raining since morning

    It seems to have been raining since morning.
    Can it be also written as:
    1.It has been seeming since morning that it will rain.
    2. It seems since morning that it will rain.
    3. It seemed since morning that it will rain.
    Can I know which are incorrect and why?

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    Re: It seems to have been raining since morning

    1 and 2 are grammatically incorrect. 3 is grammatically correct but does not mean the same thing as your original sentence. Why do you want to change the original?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3
    Thanks.
    Can you please explain me grammatically. What is the difference between 2nd and 3rd sentence?

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    Re: It seems to have been raining since morning

    Quote Originally Posted by payal desai View Post
    Thanks.
    Can you please explain me grammatically. What is the difference between 2nd and 3rd sentence?
    I apologise. In fact, #3 is not grammatically correct. I thought it said "It has​ seemed since morning that it will rain". As you wrote it, it is not correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: It seems to have been raining since morning

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I apologise. In fact, #3 is not grammatically correct. I thought it said "It has​ seemed since morning that it will rain". As you wrote it, it is not correct.
    Oh, thanks God! I was afraid to correct this mistake, bacause ems said #3 was gramatically correct.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: It seems to have been raining since morning

    Oh, thanks God!

    Oh, thanks, emsr2d2.

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    Please help me how come "it has seemed since morning that it will rain" is correct. Is it because it is present perfect continuous?

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    #8

    Re: It seems to have been raining since morning

    Quote Originally Posted by payal desai View Post
    Please help me how come "it has seemed since morning that it will rain" is correct. Is it because it is present perfect continuous?
    Since (an unspecified time) this morning and until now, it has seemed that it is likely to rain at some later unspecified time today.

    It's not a particularly pretty or natural sentence. I would say something like "It's been looking like it's going to rain since early this morning".
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    Re: It seems to have been raining since morning

    Quote Originally Posted by payal desai View Post
    Please help me how come "it has seemed since morning that it will rain" is correct. Is it because it is present perfect continuous?
    It cannot be a continuous form without BE and an -ing form.

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    #10

    Re: It seems to have been raining since morning

    The original sentence is grammatically correct, but it is an odd sentence because it would generally be easy enough to confirm whether it has been raining or not, though how we would confirm the length of time is more difficult.

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