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Difference between look and appear #1 (permalink) Sat Apr 02, 2005 15:54 pm   Difference between look and appear
 

Test No. incompl/elem-22 "Weather Forecast", question 2

Yes, thank you and I'm afraid it's not ......... very bright at the moment.

(a) seeming
(b) appearing
(c) seeing
(d) looking

Test No. incompl/elem-22 "Weather Forecast", answer 2

Yes, thank you and I'm afraid it's not looking very bright at the moment.

Correct answer: (d) looking

Your answer was: incorrect
Yes, thank you and I'm afraid it's not appearing very bright at the moment.
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what is the difference between the two:appearing and looking
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Appear/look #2 (permalink) Sat Apr 02, 2005 19:12 pm   Appear/look
 

Appear is another word for seem - something which shows itself gradually/slowly can appear. The sun appears over the horizon and note the opposite: disappear.

Look is more direct and explains something which you can see immediately.
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Difference between look and appear #3 (permalink) Wed Oct 01, 2008 14:41 pm   Difference between look and appear
 

Dear teachers,

Thank you for this sentence, but can I ask a question? Some grammar books say 'look' is a state verb and can't be used in Continuous. But here the situation is obviously temporary, changing. That is why it is possible? Am I right?

Many thanks in advance. :)
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Difference between look and appear #4 (permalink) Wed Oct 01, 2008 14:53 pm   Difference between look and appear
 

Hi Nataliru,
The verb look in the example (It is not looking very bright at the moment.) means (It doesn't seem to be very bright)
On the other side, we can use the verb look in continuous actions. E.G. wait a minute! I'm looking for my pen.
And also we have some other phrases like: I'm looking forward to meeting you.
Let me know what you think,

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Difference between look and appear #5 (permalink) Sat Jul 11, 2009 19:08 pm   Difference between look and appear
 

Test No. incompl/elem-22 "Weather Forecast", question 2

Yes, thank you and I'm afraid it's not ......... very bright at the moment.

(a) seeming
(b) appearing
(c) seeing
(d) looking

why not seeming is correct?
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Difference between look and appear #6 (permalink) Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:50 pm   Difference between look and appear
 

Hello Ankur Mind,
"seem" is a stative verb and can't be used in progressive forms.

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Difference between look and appear #7 (permalink) Thu Sep 30, 2010 17:15 pm   Difference between look and appear
 

Dear Alan and Nola,

"It's not looking very bright at the moment"
Subject of the sentence is 'it', means 'weather'. The 'weather' doesn't look. We do look 'weather' very bright. Comparing to "I'm looking for my pen", the subject 'I' do look for something.

So I think the sentence should be PASSIVE:
"It's not being looked very bright at the moment"
or should be ACTIVE using verb 'appear':
"It's not appearing very bright at the moment"

Please explain me, is my opinion incorrect?

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Difference between look and appear #8 (permalink) Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:40 am   Difference between look and appear
 

Hello everyone,

I would like to know the difference between 'seeming' and 'looking'.
My answer is 'seeming' but it is wrong.

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Difference between look and appear #9 (permalink) Sun Jan 30, 2011 13:49 pm   Difference between look and appear
 

Hi Everybody,

In this question why weather forecaster used sentence "i'm afraid",Does it mean she felt threatened ?

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Difference between look and appear #10 (permalink) Sun Jan 30, 2011 16:35 pm   Difference between look and appear
 

No. It means that she is sorry that she doesn't have better news for the listeners, as the forecast weather won't suit many of them.
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Re: Appear/look #11 (permalink) Sun Feb 13, 2011 13:32 pm   Re: Appear/look
 

Thanq Mr.Alan for your explanation on Appear and Look.

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Difference between look and appear #12 (permalink) Sat Jul 02, 2011 0:06 am   Difference between look and appear
 

Thank you so much for your explanations, it is amazing.
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Difference between look and appear #13 (permalink) Fri Sep 28, 2012 14:59 pm   Difference between look and appear
 

It's not looking very bright at this moment. Thank you Allan!:-)
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Difference between look and appear #14 (permalink) Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:51 am   Difference between look and appear
 

Thank you so much for your explanations.
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