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it looks like

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase it looks like

Meaning

You can say this just before saying what seems to be true, or is probably true.

For example

  • "Are you coming with us?"
    "I'd like to, but it looks like I'll be busy all weekend."

  • "I told you they'd win."
    "It looks like you were right. They're already two goals ahead."

Note:
Also "it looks as if", as in "It looks as if you were right."

Quick Quiz

Maria said, "It looks like Nathan lost." She said this because

a. he looked so excited

b. he looked so handsome

c. he looked so disappointed

Contributor: Matt Errey