Updated: Aug 16, 2020
Her looks improved (she has become beautiful), as though she had undergone cosmetic surgery.
It looked as though her illness would be cured before the end of the year.
The competitiveness of Japanese manufacturing industry has been perceived as (though it were) strong.
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