“It looks like I've worn through the soles.”

English Lesson: It looks like I've worn through the soles.

You're putting on a pair of shoes. You notice that there's now a hole in the bottom of one of them. You say this to yourself.

It looks like I've worn through the soles.

it looks like (clause)

When you've noticed something and want to point it out to people, you say "it looks like ___". For example, if you're waiting for some people to meet you but they're 15 minutes late, you can say:

It looks like they're not coming.

If you look outside on a rainy day and it's not raining anymore, you can say:

It looks like the rain has stopped.

In casual speech, you can leave the word "it" out at the beginning of the sentence.

wear through the sole (of a shoe)

When something gets "worn through", it gets thinner and thinner through use, until there's a hole in it.

You can use "wear through" in these ways:

  • (someone) wears through (something)
    I wear through shoes quickly.
  • (something) wears through (something)
    The heel of my boot wore through my sock.
  • (somthing) is/gets worn through
    It's already worn through.

Use "wear through" mostly to talk about clothes or the soles of a person's shoes. The "sole" is the bottom of the shoe, which touches the ground when you walk.


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