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    Appearance or looks or face?

    Are the following sentences correct?

    A: I don't know your brother's name. I just know him by his looks.

    B: I don't know your brother's name. I just know him by his face.

    C: I don't know your brother's name. I just know him by his appearance.

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    Re: Appearance or looks or face?

    I know him by sight should work.
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    Re: Appearance or looks or face?

    I don't know your brother's name. I just know him by sight.


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    Re: Appearance or looks or face?

    Do you mean that the three sentences i made are incorrect?

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    Re: Appearance or looks or face?

    Quote Originally Posted by strange boy View Post
    Do you mean that the three sentences I made are incorrect?
    Yes.

    Always capitalise 'I'.

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    Re: Appearance or looks or face?

    May I ask a question?

    How about "I recognize him by (his) appearance"?

    Is it unnatural?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Appearance or looks or face?

    Yes, it is.

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    Re: Appearance or looks or face?

    I'd accept "I don't know his name but I know his face" or "I don't know his name but I would recognise him if I saw him".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Appearance or looks or face?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'd accept "I don't know his name but I know his face" or "I don't know his name but I would recognise him if I saw him".
    May I use the idiom ring a bell (with me)?

    His face rings a bell (with me).
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    #10

    Re: Appearance or looks or face?

    That has a different meaning.
    It means: He face appears familiar to me/I may have met him before.

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