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    wowenglish1 is offline Senior Member
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    seem

    I wonder if which is correct.
    1. You seem to have lost weight = It seems that you you lost weight.
    2. You seem to have lost weight = It seems that you have lost weight.

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    Re: seem

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I wonder if which is correct.
    1. You seem to have lost weight = It seems that you you lost weight.
    2. You seem to have lost weight = It seems that you have lost weight.
    I wonder which is correct?

    It seems (to me) that you have lost weight. The second option is correct.

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    Re: seem

    both the sentences convey different things.You will understand better if you replace 'seem' with 'give impression of'.So, the first sentence conveys you are not sure if the person has lost weight,its a hesistant remark.
    while in the second one you are commenting that the person has lost weight according to your observation.
    so the first one you can use as a sarcastic remark and the second as a complement!!!!

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