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as if it were yesterday, as if it had been yesterday
OALD 6th edition, yesterday:
I can remember our wedding as if it were yesterday.
Can we say "I can remember our wedding as if it had been yesterday"?
PS: One of China's college entrance examination questions:
I can remember the incident as if it _____ yesterday. (The answer is "happened", not "had happened".) This leads to my question here.
Re: as if it were yesterday, as if it had been yesterday
"As if" introduces a conditional clause, so strictly speaking, it should be "had happened", and in conversational speech, people drop the "had" and just say. "as if it happened yesterday".
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