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19 Dec 2021 — It seems like

 

How would you express this?

 

WHO graph of COVID-19 cases

Omicron is so contagious that it seems like everyone is getting sick.

 

Select all the options that can be used.
 

1.

Omicron is so contagious that it seems like everyone is getting sick.

2.

Omicron is so contagious that it seems as if everyone is getting sick.

3.

Omicron is so contagious that it seems as though everyone is getting sick.

 

GLOSSARY

  • accusative noun – in grammar, an object noun
  • as if (P, P) – double prepositional phrase) – as may be followed by a clause beginning with if to express an imagined outcome. Using if may require a subjunctive verb. It seemed as if he were sick. [as connective prep]
  • as though (P, P)– as may be followed by a clause beginning with though to express an imagined outcome [though connective prep]
  • audience (N) – the readers or listeners for whom you are writing or speaking
  • complement (N) – in grammar, a word, phrase or clause required to complete another element in the clause
  • contagious (Adj) – a disease or infection that is easily passed from one person to another
  • it seems – an expression of opinion about how a situation appears or is understood.
  • likesimilar or comparable. "Like occurs with a comparative sense in a wide range of constructions." (Huddleston 13 5§6)
    See Like – Additional Meanings.