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This salad is not as fresh as it looks/appears (to be). Options
Reiko07
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 2:17:07 AM

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(1) This salad is not as fresh as it looks.

(2) This salad is not as fresh as it appears.

(3) This salad is not as fresh as it appears to be.

Which is correct?

Sarrriesfan
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:48:16 AM

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Reiko07 wrote:
(1) This salad is not as fresh as it looks.

(2) This salad is not as fresh as it appears.

(3) This salad is not as fresh as it appears to be.

Which is correct?



Hi Reiko07 which of them is correct?
All of them are correct and I might say any of them.
kfoob
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:28:58 AM

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All 3 look/appear/appear to be correct - it's a matter of language level (formal/colloquial) at this point (or whether one is writing an essay and needs to add wording to reach the word limit!)
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:40:49 PM

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(3) This salad is not as fresh as it appears to be.

None but a vegetable expert can say this.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:58:51 PM

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Ashwin Joshi wrote:
(3) This salad is not as fresh as it appears to be.

None but a vegetable expert can say this.


Anyone can say it, how true it would be is another thing.
Reiko07
Posted: Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:01:29 AM

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Thank you all.


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