Introductory it as Subject
2.4 it V to n as if, it V to n as though, it V to n likeThe verb is followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with to, and a clause beginning with as if, as though, or like. The prepositional phrase is the prepositional Object.
|it||Verb group||to||noun group||as if/as though/like-clause|
|It||felt||to||me||like the war was coming closer and closer.|
|It||looked||to||me||as if this gun had been used close up.|
|It||sounds||to||me||as though you've tried your best.|
All the verbs with this pattern are concerned with what something seems or feels like to someone. These verbs are also found without the prepositional phrase, in the pattern it V as if. All the verbs in this group are link verbs (see Chapter 5).
appear feel look seem sound
You have many skills and capabilities. All in all it seems to me as though you could be very useful to us.