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seem and seem to be What is a difference between "seem" and "seem to be"? For example, "You seem to be bored" and "you seem bored".
Feb 3, 2011 10:47 PM
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There is no difference.
February 4, 2011
In this case, it means the same thing. "To be" is dropped for convenience sake.
February 3, 2011
1. "You seem to be bored" = It seems that you are bored. (Here you express your opinion about an action or state of the object at this moment) 2. "You seem bored" = You look bored. (here SEEM is a stative verb)
February 4, 2011
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