哈囉大家好，歡迎來到英文庫，我是Lois😁 seem 是個在英文口語裡很常用的字，而且常常和 look 以及 appear 相提並論。所以今天英文庫就要幫大家整理一下 seem 的正確用法，並且和 appear 做個比較，了解 seem 和 appear 的用法到底哪裡不一樣！
Seem 是「看起來」或「似乎」的意思，既可以用來敘述客觀的事實，也可以表達主觀情緒、印象或感想。Seem 在文法中被歸類為「連綴動詞」 (linking verbs)，後面可以接「形容詞」、 「不定詞」或「名詞子句」 。 以下我們先把 seem 的用法分類，一一說明：
1. Seem + 形容詞
She seems furious.
That handbag seems pretty expensive.
Their future seems promising.
2. Seem to + 動詞
He doesn’t seem to care about his grades.
No one seemed to notice her odd behaviors.
My parents seem to like this holiday plan.
3. Seem to have + p.p.
The house seems to have been trashed.
They seem to have rekindled the romance.
He seems to have lost his motivation.
4. There seems to be + 名詞
There seems to be a mistake here.
There seems to be some opportunities out there for you.
5. It seems like + 子句
It seems like the typhoon’s about to hit the country.
It seems like we’re not going to make it to the party on time.
It seems like they’re getting a divorce.
6. It seems as if/as though + 子句
It seems as if it were just a dream.
It seems as though they’re no longer a part of the team.
7. It seems that + 子句
It seems that you don’t care about how I feel at all.
It seems that she’s having the baby soon.
It seems that everyone likes him.
Seem 跟 Appear 的比較
其實 seem 和 appear 在意思上是非常接近的，只有一點點細微的區別：Seem 可用來敘述客觀的事實，也可用來傳達主觀和情緒上的印象或感想；相較而言， appear 則是個更正式一點的字，並且通常只會被用來描述客觀的現象。
The weather here appears to be quite cold.
=The weather here seems to be quite cold
The boss appears to have made up his mind to fire a few people.
=The boss seems to have made up his mind to fire a few people.
There appears to be a serious conflict between different races in this country.
=There seems to be a serious conflict between different races in this country.
雖然 appear 和 seem 在意思上非常接近，但並不能完全互相替代。在文法上，appear 有一個 seem 沒有的限制 👉🏼 Appear 後面不能加 like/ as if/ as though 🚫
❌ It appears like you’re depressed.
⭕️ It seems like you’re depressed.
❌It appears as if the war is over.
⭕️It seems like the war is over.
❌It appears as though they don’t recognize each other anymore.
⭕️It seems as thought they don’t recognize each other anymore.
And that’s a wrap!
看完這篇文章，希望你更了解 seem 的用法，並且能夠區分 seem 和 appear 的差別囉！其實英文文法沒有那麼難，只要弄懂關鍵的幾個原則，所有的東西都彷彿變得清楚又簡單了，對不對？😎 下次再遇到任何學習英文的疑難雜症，歡迎再回到英文庫，我們的老師們都會持續更新更多好用的文章，幫助你們學習英文更順利、更有趣😆 那我們下次見囉！See you soon💖