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    "It seems..." and "Apparently..." in daily conversation

    Do native speakers use "It seems..." and "Apparently..." in daily conversation (not in writing)?
    For example, when you are chatting your friend at a coffee shop and telling her that you overslept, would these sentences natural?

    1. It seems I turned my alarm off without realizing it.
    2. Apparently, I turned my alarm off without realizing it.

    If not, please tell me how to say it naturally.

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    Re: "It seems..." and "Apparently..." in daily conversation

    Those are both fine.

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    Re: "It seems..." and "Apparently..." in daily conversation

    Thank you!
    Is this fine too?

    I seem to have turned my alarm off without realizing it.

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    #4

    Re: "It seems..." and "Apparently..." in daily conversation

    Yes.

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