Nick
what seems to be the problem what is the different between "what seems to be the problem" and "what's the problem"
Feb 10, 2016 11:07 AM
Answers · 3
First, please allow me to correct your question: 'What is the difference between "What seems to be the problem?" and "What's the problem?" .......... "What's the problem?" is very direct. It implies that there is a problem, and you need to know what it is. "What seems to be the problem?" is what doctors say. It is polite, detached, reassuring, and implies that perhaps there isn't a problem at all.
February 10, 2016
First one is more polite. Also, it could mean the person answering is not 100% sure. It sounds like something a doctor or mechanic would say. The second is kinda rude in my opinion.
February 10, 2016
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