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(Pre-ます-Form VERB/Stem-Form ADJ) + そう(です/だ)as “it looks like ____” (pt. 2 of 2)

(Pre-ます-Form VERB/Stem-Form ADJ) + そう(です/だ)as “it looks like ____” (pt. 2 of 2)

…CONTINUED FROM PART 1 OF 2 COVERING THE POSITIVE FORM

Negative Form:

When the negative form of this grammar construct is used with an い-Adjective, there are three available options to be used instead of そう: そうじゃない, そうではない, and くなさそう (of course, for the first two, ない can be replaced with ありません).

Example(s):

最近、ジョージワシントンは嬉し(そうじゃない/そうではい/くなさそう)(です)
Saikin, George Washington wa ureshi (soujyanai/soudewanai/kunasasou) (desu).
(It doesn’t seem like George Washington is happy lately.)

When the negative form of this grammar construct is used with an な- Adjective, there are four available options to be used instead of そう: そうじゃない, そうではない, じゃなさそう, and ではなさそう (of course, for the first two, ない can be replaced with ありません).

Example(s):

この仕事は簡単(そうじゃない/そうではない/じゃなさそう/ではなさそう)(です)
Kono shigoto wa kantan (soujyanai/soudewanai/jyanasasou/dewanasasou) (desu).
(This job doesn’t look simple.)

When the negative form of this grammar construct is used with a noun, there are only two available options to be used instead of そう: じゃなさそう, and ではなさそう (of course, for these two, ない can be replaced with ありません).

Example(s):

あの人は先生(じゃなさそう/ではなさそう)です
Ano hito wa sensei (jyanasasou/dewanasasou) desu.
(That person doesn’t look like a teacher.)