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it seems + [past tense]

my question is about "it seems ..." construction and whether it is possible to have past tense after "it seems". For instance: it seems he had done a good work or it seems he did a good work ...
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a-verb-ing construct (e.g. a-hopping) [closed]

I sometimes here casual phrases in English like a hipping and a hopping (a hippin and a hoppin). How exactly does this fit into English grammar and what is the history of the construct?
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Name for gerund + past participle combination

I've noticed that this passive verb construction is especiallly prevalent in English translation of Scandinavian and German literature. Is there a formal name for it? Example: Being walked is my dog'...
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Grammar prepositions usage [closed]

Is the sentence below grammatically correct? You cant make me to go with you. The word 'to' is required or not. please explain