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    distinction between "turn out", "appear", "seem"

    Hi!Could you please distinct those words. The example is as follows: it appears that lightning bursts nearer and nearer to us.
    It seems I can put whichever word I like. Isn't it ?
    Thank you for other examples in advance!
    Last edited by voipp; 03-Oct-2014 at 10:37.

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    Re: distinction between "turn out", "appear", "seem"

    Please edit your post using proper English.

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    Re: distinction between "turn out", "appear", "seem"

    Quote Originally Posted by voipp View Post
    It seems that I can use whatever word I like. Can't I?
    Well, it should make sense, so, no, you can't use whatever word comes to mind.


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    Re: distinction between "turn out", "appear", "seem"

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Please edit your post using proper English.
    What do u mean "proper English"?

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    Re: distinction between "turn out", "appear", "seem"

    For one thing, 'u' is not a proper English word. It should only be used in texting to save time and space.

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    Re: distinction between "turn out", "appear", "seem"

    Quote Originally Posted by voipp View Post
    What do you mean "proper English"?
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    Re: distinction between "turn out", "appear", "seem"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    For one thing, 'u' is not a proper English word. It should only be used in texting to save time and space.
    I surely will keep it in mind. Anyway, post has been started and it's supposed to have no way back.
    Could you help me with those sentences?
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    #8

    Re: distinction between "turn out", "appear", "seem"

    Actually, it's better to say "whichever word i like", since i meant every possible word from the word set above

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    #9

    Re: distinction between "turn out", "appear", "seem"

    It appears that and it seems that would mean the same thing in your example. However, it turns out that would not mean the same as the other two.



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    Re: distinction between "turn out", "appear", "seem"

    Quote Originally Posted by voipp View Post
    Actually, it's better to say "whichever word I like", since I meant every possible word from the word set above.
    Always capitalise 'I' and end every sentence with the correct punctuation mark.

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