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    Post what the difference between these 2 lines...

    Hi
    I am not a teacher...............

    Can anybody tell me the difference between these to sentences:
    if i talk to someone over the phone, and i feel that that person is sad etc. and i want to tell this to someone else that the person i talked to over the phone was sounded like sad, then there r a two lines that come in my mind, but m confused that which one is the correct one for that, plz tell me:
    1.............she sounded like very sad.
    2..............she was sounded like very sad.
    which line do i need to use to say this thing, and what the difference between both the lines. plz let me know.
    Also i joined this group today, do not know anything about this website, can i post my questions related to english language here, if yes then how...........

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    Re: what the difference between these 2 lines...

    Dear Sonia:

    Welcome! Yes you may post your questions here, just as you posted the last one.

    Regarding your two sentences:

    1.............she sounded like very sad.
    2..............she was sounded like very sad.


    To say what you want to say about your sad friend, you would say, "She sounded very sad."

    To 'sound like' means to make a sound that is the same as (something else):
    'She sounds like her mother. On the telephone I can't tell who is speaking.'

    I hope this is helpful,

    Petra


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    Re: what the difference between these 2 lines...

    Thankx Mr. pyoung for ur reply to my question. But m still confuse somewhere between tte use of these two liens. U said that i need to use :she sounded very sad. but then where to use : she was sounded very sad, she was sounded like very sad.
    Plz tell me the difference between both the lines.
    1....she sounded very sad
    2.......she was sounded very sad. ......she ws sounded like very sad...........

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    Re: what the difference between these 2 lines...

    If you could use the passive voice with this one it would be:
    She was sounding very sad.
    But you can't. Instead say:
    She sounded sad.

    or

    It sounded like she was sad.

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