Mr. Ravi's email appears/looks/seems to me that he has taken out the frustration on me
It seems/appears/looks to me=I think. These three verbs are linking verbs, i.e. verbs like to be that link a subject with its characteristic ( noun or adjective), not an action verb. (e.g. I feel sick. That animal appears to be a wolverine.)
But this usage is to introduce an opinion, not the linking verb usage. Why not say it more concisely?"I think Mr. Ravi is venting his frustration with me in his email."
|link comment||answered Apr 03 '12 at 12:40 Suzanne Robertshaw New member|
If we must use one of the linking verbs, I think 'seems' will be more appropriate since it suggests uncertainty (we are not sure of Mr. Ravi's intentions) but don't you think we need to rephrase the sentence a bit? Say for e.g. "It seems Mr. Ravi in his email is venting his frustration on me.'
|link comment||answered Apr 08 '12 at 23:21 Perpetua New member|
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