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    Grammar

    You seem to have annoyed her yesterday.
    It seems that you annoyed her yesterday.

    I.Since both sentences mention the past event, why not "seemed"? Pls.

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    Re: Grammar

    Any help?

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    Re: Grammar

    The sentence is in the present tense even though it refers to something which happened in the past.

    She doesn' t want to talk to you. You seem to have annoyed her yesterday.

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    Re: Grammar

    If I use "seemed" in this case, is it wrong?

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    Re: Grammar

    It seems that you annoyed her yesterday.

    The statement seems to be made today so it's logical to use the present tense.

    Past tense

    I seemed that you annoyed her the day before.

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    Re: Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    You seem to have annoyed her yesterday.
    It seems that you annoyed her yesterday.

    I.Since both sentences mention the past event, why not "seemed"? Pls.
    In both sentences you express the idea of priority. The first sentence expresses this idea by means of a perfect infinitive, the second one - by means of the past simple tense of a verb. The choice of the means is determined by a sentence structure.

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    Re: Grammar

    You seem/appear to have annoyed her yesterday.
    It seems/appears [right now] that you annoyed her yesterday.
    The second refers to a present realization about a past act.

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