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Firefighters are working hard to stop the fire, but it looks an impossible task.

Hi. Is the emboldened part acceptable or will I need a few more words?

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    There are options worth considering, such as "it seems an impossible task" and "it looks like an impossible task", and even "it looks impossible". May 30 at 15:38
  • It's correct, but quite formal or old fashioned. If you want to sound more current or less formal, consider, "...it looks like an impossible task."
    – gotube
    May 30 at 22:17

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