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Is there any difference in meaning between seem and look?
For example, “He seems to be popular.” v. “He looks popular.”
Oct 21, 2018 at 21:34
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He seems to be popular.
He looks popular.
both mean that there is some impression that the person is popular. "Looks" is usually used when some visual information gave that impression, whereas "seems" is more generic. However, the use of "looks" for "seems" is somewhat idiomatic and may not be limited to visual things in all cases.
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