Seem or Seem to be?


Senior Member
Hi,everyone :)

Could you tell me what's the difference between these two"

"You seem very happy "

"You seem to be very happy"

To me, I think they are actully the same. but I doublt it ! and somehow feel that these must be some subtle difference between these two

Please help me ~ Thanks
  • Conchita57

    Senior Member
    Spanish - Spain/French - Switzerland
    In your examples, both 'seem' and 'seem to be' are used with the same meaning. The latter is more commonly used perhaps.