Student or Learner
I found two sentences written below in the entrance exams of two famous high schools in Japan and I don't think they are correct.
1. Mrs. Lily seemed that she didn't believe me.
What I learned at school is that when the sentence is started with "It seems", it can be followed by that-clause.
So I think the correct sentence would be:
"It seemed that Mrs. Lily didn't believe me."
Or "Mrs. Lily seemed not to believe me."
But when I searched for "she seemed that she" by Google, there were too many hits of it and some of them were written by people from English speaking countries, I suppose. I'm not 100% sure now. Am I wrong?
2. I was twenty minutes passed the station at which I should've gotten off.
From the context, the sentence seems to mean:
"I missed my station by twenty minutes."
I'd apprecite your answer very much.
Thank you for your help.
1 It seemed that Mrs L didn't believe me. or Mrs L didn't seem to believe me.
2 It should be past