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Hi,

Have I used "seems" correctly here?

Thanks.

"She seems to have had problems for a long time"

"It seems that he caused the argument"

Could someone please explain the difference between seems and seemed, please?

Thanks again...
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Either "seems" or "seemed" is correct here, depending on when the "seeming" happened.

Julie isn't very happy... she seems to have had problems for a long time -- it seems that way to me now

When I first met her, she seemed to have had problems for a long time -- it seemed that way to me some time in the past
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What about "When it was time for me to catch the bus with my friends Diana and Katrina, our neighbors, Thunder would be our escort down the small gravel road to our bus stop. It seemed/seems like he knew he was our defender, and he took pride in his duty. We would get on the bus, and he would stand guard as we drove away."

First of all I do realize how late I am. I apoligize for that. Second of all, the "our neighbors" part should just be "our neighbor" because you are only refferinng to one person (Thunder). Lastly, I think it should be seemed because the sentence is in past tense.

I see it this way.

our neighbours refers to my friends Diana and Katrina.

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1. She was really good at writing poems it seems.

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4. It seemed that she was really good at writing poems.

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