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    Lightbulb LOOK : Verb of appearance

    Let's take this attested occurence: I LOOK AT YOU AND I SEE THAT YOU ARE ILL.

    Now from it can we have others like:

    1) YOU LOOK ILL.

    2) I SEE YOUR ILLNESS?

    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: LOOK : Verb of appearance

    1. Yes.
    2. No.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 16-Dec-2015 at 15:28. Reason: Correct small typo.

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    Smile Re: LOOK : Verb of appearance

    Many thanks Piscean

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    Re: LOOK : Verb of appearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Fode View Post
    2) I SEE YOUR ILLNESS
    How about this instead:

    I can see (that) you're ill.


    PS Please don't write sentences in capital letters- it makes them harder to read. Thanks.

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    Question Re: LOOK : Verb of appearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about this instead:

    I can see (that) you're ill.

    But I think this one is not to different from the original sentence. Maybe it just emphasizes the capacity of the subject to notice that they are ill.

    What do you think?

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    Re: LOOK : Verb of appearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Fode View Post
    But I think this one is not to different from the original sentence. Maybe it just emphasizes the capacity of the subject to notice that they are ill.

    What do you think?
    No, it's not "too" different" from the original sentence (in all caps).

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    Re: LOOK : Verb of appearance

    It isn't too different, but it is correct.

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    Re: LOOK : Verb of appearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It isn't too different, but it is correct.
    For sure !

    Since we can have "You look ill", does it mean that this sentence completely equals in meaning "I see that you're ill" or "I can see (that) you are ill"

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