I was curious about the original structure of the sentences.
It seems correct.
It seems to be correct.
Well, it is a very well known fact.
But what about the ones that use that clause and like/as if clause?
Is it possible to say that the original structure, or the implied structure is as below?
It seems that he is hurt.
It seems to be that he is hurt.
It seems like/as if he is hurt.
It seems to be like/as if he is hurt.
When I googled "it seems to be that", there were quite many examples, and it doesn't sound completely off to me, where as "it seems to be like/as if" returned barely any result at all and sounds completely off.
Is my analysis correct, or are these two sentences with seem as a linking verb something completely different?