seem

  • Seem is a ‘copula verb’. After seem, we use adjectives, not adverbs.
      [seem + adjective]
      You seem angry about something. (NOT You seem angrily. . .)
  • We use seem to be before a noun.
      [ seem to be + noun ]
      I spoke to a man who seemed to be the boss.
  • Other structures: seem + infinitive; seem like.
      [seem + infinitive]
      Ann seems to have a new boyfriend.
      [seem like]
      North Wales seems like a good place for a holiday—let’s go there. (not . .. seems as a good place . . . )