it looks like you/you look like you

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Gabriel Malheiros

Senior Member
Portuguese - Brazil
Hi, everyone

Which one is correct? It looks like or you look like?

"It looks like you put on some weight"
or
"You look like you put on some weight"

Thank you so much
 
  • BLUEGLAZE

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    Both are correct. If you bent over and your pants tore I would say, 'It looks like..'
    On the other hand I greet you and say, 'hey, you look like...'
     

    Copyright

    Senior Member
    American English
    Even though it might sound like "you put on some weight," I think the general intention is "you've put on some weight."
     

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    Senior Member
    American English
    "you've" is grammatically correct here, but can be spoken so quickly that the "'ve" almost disappears, even if you intend it – "you" is very common.
     
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