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    EnFr. is offline Newbie
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    To seem

    Hello there,

    I would like to know if all the following sentences are right:

    You seem to be a nice person.
    You seem a nice person.
    You seem like a nice person.

    Thanks.

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    Re: To seem

    Quote Originally Posted by EnFr. View Post
    Hello there.

    I would like to know if all the following sentences are right:

    You seem to be a nice person.
    You seem a nice person.
    You seem like a nice person.

    Thanks. Unnecessary. Thank us after we help you, by clicking on the "Thank" button.
    Welcome to the forum.

    See above. You can say "You seem nice".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: To seem

    I'd have to be pushed (or slightly nudged) to say that seem + noun is wrong, but I never use it myself, and would certainly teach learners not to use it.

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    Re: To seem

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    See above. You can say "You seem nice".
    Thank you for your quick reply.

    Could you also say you seem you are a nice person or it seems you are a nice person?

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    Re: To seem

    Quote Originally Posted by EnFr. View Post
    Thank you for your quick reply.

    Could you also say, "You seem you are a nice person"

    No. Better:

    - "You seem like a nice person."

    - "You seem to be a nice person."


    or "It seems you are a nice person"?

    Yes. You can also say:

    - "It seems like you are a nice person."

    - "It seems that you are a nice person."

    - "It seems as though you are a nice person."

    - It seems to me you are a nice person."
    Use quotation marks to show someone is saying something.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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