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"Your report seems quite impressive."

In the preceding sentence, what kind of verb is "seems"?

Please explain your answer and give examples.

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I know! <hand up> Please, sir, I know. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
I know! <hand up> Please, sir, I know. ;-)

Okay, Tdol. I see you have your hand up. What do you think is the answer? :wink:

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RonBee said:
"Your report seems quite impressive."

In the preceding sentence, what kind of verb is "seems"?

Please explain your answer and give examples.

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I 'd love to say that "seem" is a regular verb just like "appears".
So the preceding sentence can also be written like this :

Your report seems to be quite impressive.
=Your report seems quite impressive.

The reason why 'to be' can be omitted because the adjective "impressive" works as complement to the "report".

I might only explain the parts of the answer. :p :)
 
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lucyarliwu

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RonBee said:
"Your report seems quite impressive."

In the preceding sentence, what kind of verb is "seems"?

Please explain your answer and give examples.

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I 'd love to say that "seem" is a regular verb just like "appears".
So the preceding sentence can also be written like this :

Your report seems to be quite impressive.
=Your report seems quite impressive.

The reason why 'to be' can be omitted because the adjective "impressive" works as complement to the "report".

I might only explain the parts of the answer. :p :)
 
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lucyarliwu

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RonBee said:
"Your report seems quite impressive."

In the preceding sentence, what kind of verb is "seems"?

Please explain your answer and give examples.

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I 'd love to say that "seems" here is a regular verb just like "appears".
So the preceding sentence can also be written like this :

Your report seems to be quite impressive.
=Your report seems quite impressive.

The reason why 'to be' can be omitted because the adjective "impressive" works as complement to the "report".

I might only explain the parts of the answer. :p :)
 

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lucyarliwu said:
RonBee said:
"Your report seems quite impressive."

In the preceding sentence, what kind of verb is "seems"?

Please explain your answer and give examples.

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I 'd love to say that "seem" is a regular verb just like "appears".
So the preceding sentence can also be written like this :

Your report seems to be quite impressive.
=Your report seems quite impressive.

The reason why 'to be' can be omitted because the adjective "impressive" works as complement to the "report".

I might only explain the parts of the answer. :p :)

That is true (about it being a regular verb). Also:

"Seems" is an intransitive verb. An intransitive verb is one that cannot be made passive, and doesn’t take a direct object.

That comes from the website where I have been having fun doing those English trivia quizzes. Go here: http://www.funtrivia.com/quizlistgold.cfm?cat=51

"Seems" is also considered a copular (or linking) verb. It seems that it does a lot of work. :wink:

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lucyarliwu said:
Sorry , would any one help me how to delete this same post??

Do delete a post first click on Edit. Then tick the box next to "Edit this post". Click Preview or Submit. Click Yes.

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Márcio Osório said:
RonBee said:
Do delete a post [...]

All on the board are sure you really meant to write "To" in the first place — not "Do". ;-)

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Probably. :wink:

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I hope so. ;-)
 

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lucyarliwu said:
Sorry , would any one help me how to delete this same post??
Cl;ick on the X button. ;-)
 
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