He would seem to be getting better. vs. He seems to be getting better.

I feel the 'would seem' is a rather 'round about' or 'long-winded' way.

If you are native English speakers, what would be your advice for the phrase 'would seem'?

I think 'would seem' implies the possibility of 'getting better' is not known at the time of speaking though the likelihood is rather high.



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