The 'seem' group
These verbs indicate that someone or something seems to have a particular quality or be in a particular state. They are all link verbs (see Chapter 5). One sense of the verb feel indicates how someone seems to themselves.
appear feel look seem smell sound taste
He felt ridiculous.
The Government seems unable to take control of the situation.
In principle, it sounds great: no pollution, free energy, and everyone lives happily ever after.
Bottled fruit not only tastes delicious but it also looks terrific displayed in the kitchen.