It seemed like (something)

Use this expression when you're explaining the choices that you made in the past. "It seemed like..." tells what you thought at that point:

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

It seemed like the car in front of me was going to stop, so I slammed on my brakes.

I didn't ask Joe about the money. It seemed like he was angry about something, so I didn't bring it up.

This phrase appears in these lessons: