I've learned from my text book named Meaning into Words that “If 'seem' is followed by an adjective, we can leave to be and If 'seem' is followed by a noun, we can't leave to be.
According to the rule, the following sentences are correct:
She/He seems to be married.
She/He seems married.
Now, I want to use perfect infinite in the sentence below:
- She/He seems to have got married.
The context could be:
A man or woman who is wearing a ring, or type of clothes which makes them "look" as if he or she is married.
I heard a rumour that he/she got married. (Someone who I haven't met for a long time.)
Does it mean he or she "seems" to be already married?
Are the sentences above used to express uncertainty whether someone is married or not?