I would like to express that restricting the subject in front of the sentence. What would be the best expression?

The sentence I would write is as follows.

Talking only about something, it seems A doesn't occur when I changed B to C.

Please correct me!

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    I think it'd be helpful if you would be specific about that "something" and perhaps what A, B, and C, are, and maybe also what kind of writing you're looking for. (Even though using it seems suggests that your writing is not casual. Then again, it seems is probably not the best choice there, but it's not your question. (We don't do proofreading, either.)) – Damkerng T. Apr 1 '16 at 7:48

Focusing on something, it seems A doesn't occur when I change B to C.

it seems is expression of current opinion rather than stating what happened in the past, so you should use change rather than changed.

  • "...it seems A doesn't occur when I change B to C." Or "...it seems A didn't occur when I changed B to C." – user3169 Apr 1 '16 at 5:01
  • @user3169. Thanks for pointing that out. It should be the former, unless you change seems to seemed as well. – JavaLatte Apr 1 '16 at 5:18
  • @JavaLatte Actually seems just indicates an impression, which could have been of a present or past occurrence (change in this example). – user3169 Apr 1 '16 at 5:22

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