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Hi

He is rather slender these days, isn't he?

He looks rather slender these days, doesn't he?

I suppose that "look" is better in this case cause it says "these days." Am I right?
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I don't see that the presence of "these days" has any influence on the choice between "is" and "looks".

To me, there's no difference between "looks" and "is" except the one that is self-evident: "looks" emphasises how he appears, and "is" emphasises how he, well, is. To the extent that he looks as slender as he is, and the usual way of telling that he is slender is to look at him, there's little difference between the two.
However, we rather say: He is tall, instead of He looks tall.

I think I get your point.
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Yep. "Tall", for some unknown reason, seems a slightly less subjective word than "slender" or "thin" -- at least in this context. So, while "he looks tall" is by no means wrong, "he is tall" would be more usual because there's more of an assumption that we know whether or not he really is tall.
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NewguestHi

He is rather slender these days, isn't he?

He looks rather slender these days, doesn't he?

I suppose that "look" is better in this case cause it says "these days." Am I right?

He is rather slender these days, isn't he?

He isn't rather slender these days, is he?

He looks rather slender these days, doesn't he?
He doesn't look rather slender these days, does he?
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NewguestHi

He is rather slender these days, isn't he?

He looks rather slender these days, doesn't he?

I suppose that "look" is better in this case cause it says "these days." Am I right?

He is rather slender these days, isn't he?

He isn't rather slender these days, is he?

He looks rather slender these days, doesn't he?

He doesn't look rather slender these days, does he?

Hi

I know that, but thanks Emotion: wink

Hi Newguest

My apologies. I misread your question.
Hi,

You might commonly say something like this.

Hi Mary, you look tall in those new high heels.

Clive
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