Questions tagged [impersonal-verb]

An impersonal verb is a verb used only with a formal subject, and expressing an action that is not attributed to a specific subject.

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"To be" VS "to have been" ( the impersonal passive)

Is there any difference between (1) and (2)? (1) Almodovar's film was considered to be the most innovative. (2) Almodovar's film was considered to have been the most innovative. (1): means that the ...
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"Add readme" or "Adding readme"? [closed]

I think in the following sentences at the picture, using the verbs clean, create and add are incorrect grammatically. For example in the sentence Add readme, the readme file has already been added by ...
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What is the difference between 'It seems like' and 'she seems'?

There are two sentences. She seems crazy. It seems like she is crazy. I don't know the difference between two sentences in meaning. Could you tell me the difference in meaning between two ...
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differentiating between the usages of "seem"

I am wondering if the explanations correct and whether what is the difference between different "seems". He seems happy. He seems a happy fellow. He seems to be a happy fellow. He seems to ...
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Is it sleeting?

I know "It's raining" and "It's snowing" are commonly accepted English phrases. Now does the same form apply to other forms of precipitation? It's sleeting, It's graupeling, It's hailing. Are these ...
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