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This is almost the same question as my previous one.

But, I couldn't see what the answer to it would be from the posted comments very well because the way I asked the question wasn't good enough

So those who kindly answered my previous question, please forgive me for asking almost the same question.


After that I re-considered my question and made it as simple as possible.

My question is, can the sentences in (1) and (3) be paraphrased as (2) and (4), respectively?



1. Everyone seems as if he is working hard.

2. It seems as if everyone is working hard.


3. Two people seem like they are working hard.

4. It seems like two people are working hard.


Thank you in advance.

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Hi

All those are good and they are equal in the way that you say

I would quibble with the use of 'he' in (1) since we can't be sure that everyone in the workforce is a man. So:

(1) Everyone seems as if they are working hard

(That's me being politically correct)

Dave

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YukiKanda1. Everyone seems as if he is working hard.

Even if everyone is male, I would say that this sentence would not be natural for most people. Even though "everyone" is grammatically singular, we would usually say "they are" rather than "he is". Neater, though, is "Everyone seems to be working hard".

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