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Raul Mogollon
Seem vs Look

- I usually prefer telling people that I'm angry with them because I don't like seem fake.

- I usually prefer telling people that I'm angry with them because I don't like look fake.

What of these two sentences sounds better or is the correct? And where can I use seem and look?


Thank you.

Mar 15, 2018 7:11 PM
Comments · 2

Look equals just that. How something looks (physical).   " I look like Renaldo"  " you look nothing like him!!!" 

Seem is more of a word to show the appearance of someone/something. This could be feelings, a persons character, physical ideas (tall, short). With things we use this word if we aren't sure but have a good idea. 


"this party seems boring"  " I seem to have a cough"    none of these are for sure or we would just say " this party is boring. " I have a couch"  


In your example I would not use look much because being fake is a character trait, not physical. However if someone dressed up in strange clothes I could say " He looks like a clown, he looks so fake" 

March 15, 2018
 I'm not sure, but I think we use "seem" when we want to talk about something/someone that appears to be something, but you don't know for sure. For example: I don't know him, but he seems to be a nice guy
March 15, 2018
Raul Mogollon
Language Skills
English, Spanish
Learning Language
English