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English Grammar Step by Step:
Unit 1: Negative and interrogative sentences
Unit 2: Short answers
Unit 3: Question tags
Unit 4: Questions and exclamations
Unit 5: So, neither, nor, either
Unit 6: Be, used to, would, be/get/become used to, dare, have, get, become, grow, go, turn, fall and feel
Unit 7: Verb tenses: forms
Unit 8: Irregular verbs
Unit 9: Verb tenses: uses
Unit 10: Personal pronouns, possessives and reflexive pronouns
Unit 11: The genitive case
Unit 12: Singular and plural nouns
Unit 13: Gender
Unit 14: A, an, some, any, no, not, none, each, every and the; compounds of some, any, no and every
Unit 15: Neither, not...either, none, not...any, both and all
Unit 16: A few, few, a lot, lots, a little, little, many, much, no and plenty
Unit 17: Enough, too, so and such
Unit 18: Comparative and superlative sentences
Unit 19: The adjective order
Unit 20: Relative clauses
Unit 21: Do and make
Unit 22: Modal verbs
Unit 23: Infinitives, gerunds and present participles
Unit 24: Conditional sentences
Unit 25: Passive sentences
Unit 26: Reported speech
Unit 27: Purpose
Unit 28: Word order
Unit 29: Inversion
Unit 30: Connectors
Unit 31: Prepositions
Unit 32: Phrasal verbs
Intermediate English Grammar:
English Grammar for Beginners:
Unit 1: A, an, some any and the
Unit 2: Some, any + body/one, + thing, + where
Unit 3: Personal pronouns and possessives
Unit 4: Reflexive pronouns, the reciprocal pronoun "each other" and object pronouns
Unit 5: List of irregular verbs
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Mar 13, 2010, 12:04 PM
Post #1 of 2
What is the difference between following sentences?
He looks a good man
He appears to be a good man
Sounds like he is a good man
He seems to be a good man.
What is the difference between " look like" "sounds like" "seem" and " appear"
Sep 18, 2010, 4:07 PM
Post #2 of 2
Look like and sound like are informal. Seem is neutral and appear is formal.
Compare the following sentences:
It looks like rain. (It looks as if / as though it is going to rain.)
It looks like brandy. (I think it is brandy.)
This looks to me like a big mistake. (I think it is a big mistake.)
-What does she look like? (physical appearance)
-She looks like her father.
It sounds like a horn. (I think it is a horn.)
His suggestion sounds like a crazy idea.
It sounds to me like / as if / as though they have a love affair. (I think they have a love affair.)
He is very handsome and friendly, and it seems like all the girls in this small town are his friends.
It seems / appears (to me) that it is going to rain.
She looks happy.
That sounds great.
They seem / appear (to be) very rich.
Margaret seems / appears very upset to me.