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    Question LOOK : from perception to appearance

    Hi. Would you give me your opinion about a semantic issue?!!!

    In this sentence: "I look at you and I see that you are ill."

    Can we have systematically "You look ill"?
    If yes or no, to what extent?

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    Re: LOOK : from perception to appearance

    "i look at you and I see that you look ill" is perfectly correct, and is something that anyone might say.

    On the other hand, "I look at you and I see that you are ill" implies that the speaker claims to be an expert in medical diagnosis.

    In both cases it is better to omit the second I.

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    Re: LOOK : from perception to appearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Fode View Post
    Hi. Would you give me your opinion about a semantic issue? !!! One punctuation mark at the end suffices.

    In this the sentence (no colon required) "I look at you and I see that you are ill (no full stop here)", can we have systematically say "You look ill"?

    If yes or no, to what extent?

    Thank you in advance! Unnecessary. Thank us after we've helped, by clicking on the "Thank" button in the bottom left-hand corner of a post.

    Fodé Unnecessary. We can see your username.
    See my corrections above. You can save a lot of time by omitting things like "Thanks in advance" and your name, and by using just one punctuation mark at the end of a sentence.

    "You look ill" is much more natural than "I look at you and I see that you are ill".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: LOOK : from perception to appearance

    Quote Originally Posted by Fode View Post
    If yes or no, to what extent?
    Yes- 100%.

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