I saw a bloger's post where it was written:
It looks like he would be on the East coast, when I am there.
I wonder if it's correct to use would instead of will? If it's correct what is the rule it is then? Explain it please.
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Both are possible.
'Look like' is used to express possibility. (a situation seems like)
It looks like rain.= It looks as if/as though it is going to rain.
We usually use a clause after 'as if' or 'as though'. After the preposition 'like' we can use a noun or an adjective rather than a clause. But in informal English, especially in American English 'like' can be used instead of 'as if' or 'as though'.
It looks like it is going to rain.