seam vs seem :

seam vs seem

seam or seem

A seam is a place where two things are joined together.

“The seam in my pants is ripping.” 

‘Seem’ is a verb with many practical uses in English. It can give an impression or feeling of a state or a characteristic.

“It seems warmer out today than it was yesterday.”

“You always seem to be so cheerful!” 

It can also be used to soften a statement of your feelings, thoughts, or actions to make them seem less forceful, for example: “I seem to remember that I asked you to take out the trash.”

Seam is an action that involves stitching a piece of fabric especially one that joins two or more pieces to make a significant clothing.

"It would be better to seam that opening on your trousers."

Seem refers to how something is perceived from an outward angle.

"It seems Dad has returned."

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  • n  joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
  • n  a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
  • n  a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit
  • v  put together with a seam
    seam a dress

  • v  give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    She seems to be sleeping
  • v  seem to be true, probable, or apparent
    It seems that he is very gifted
  • v  appear to exist
    There seems no reason to go ahead with the project now
  • v  appear to one's own mind or opinion
    I seem to be misunderstood by everyone
    I can't seem to learn these Chinese characters
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