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Please, would someone tell me if this is the correct use of the phrase "it looks as if":
1.It looks as if he has completely lost touch with reality.
2.It looked as if the war was going to break out any moment.
3. It looked as if a woman had not eaten properly for days.
4. It looks as if we are going to have a new champion.
5. It looked as if they were lost in the mountain. or should one say:
6. It looked as if they had been lost in the mountain.
I would agree with all of your responses except that in #2, depending on context (as usual), "the" could be OK if, for example, a narrative describing factors or tensions leading up to the war, led the narrator to state that the specific war being referenced might begin at any moment.