Look can mean ‘seem’ or ‘appear’. This is a ‘copula verb’ (see 91); it is followed by adjectives.
- You look angry— what’s the matter?
The garden looks nice We can also use like or as if after look.
[look like + noun]
She looks like her mother
‘What’s that bird?’ ‘It looks like a buzzard
[look as if + clause]
You look as if you’ve had a bad day.
It looks as if it’s going to rain.
Look like + clause is also possible
- The boss looked at me angrily.
She looked excitedly round the room.