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    Rachel Adams is offline Key Member
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    Seems as a new year

    Is my use of "seem" wrong should I change it into:

    "It's like a New Year" and capitalize it?

    "I love spring. It seems as a new year."

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    Re: Seems as a new year

    You say "it's like" or "it seems like ", not "it seems as".

    Say, "it's like (no "a") New Year".
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Seems as a new year

    "Seems" can't be followed by "as".

    A natural way to say this is "Spring is like a new year."
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Seems as a new year

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    "Seems" can't be followed by "as".

    A natural way to say this is "Spring is like a new year."
    "Seems" can be followed by "as though" though.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Seems as a new year

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    "Seems" can be followed by "as though" though.
    Yes. And, now that I think about it, this is fine: It seems as likely as not.
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    Re: Seems as a new year

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    "Seems" can't be followed by "as".

    A natural way to say this is "Spring is like a new year."
    When should I capitalize "new year"?

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    Re: Seems as a new year

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    When should I capitalize "new year"?
    Only when you're referring to the celebration of the end of the year and the start of the next.

    We're having a party for New Year.
    His New Year dinner was a roaring succes.
    Are you working at New Year?

    In this context, "new" is simply adjective attached to a noun. There's no difference in capitalisation between "a new dog" and "a new year".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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