SOUND September 10, 2019 Gonzalo Re E-LESSONS, For Lawyers, For translators No Comments 0 Likes 10/9/19 SOUND Sound is a copular verb (like feel, look, smell etc.). It is followed by adjectives, not adverbs. You sound unhappy. What’s the matter? Progressive forms (-ING) are not very common. Your idea sounds great. (NOT Your idea’s sounding great.) However, progressive forms are possible when there is an idea of change. The car sounds/is sounding a bit rough these days. Sound is often followed by like or as if. That sounds like Bill coming up the stairs. It sounds as if she’s had a hard day.