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    Ahmed_harbi is offline Newbie
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    Default Subconscious

    Hello everyone.

    Subconscious, can I say If someone In a situation and he act subconsciously.

    1 His subconscious came to play.

    2 his subconscious kicked In .

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    Default Re: Subconscious

    Those sound okay to me.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Subconscious

    I would tend to say:

    1. His subconscious came into play.

    … because it more closely matches the meaning of your second example, "His subconscious kicked in".

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    Default Re: Subconscious

    Yes, I agree, if the intended meaning was the same. I was thinking he was sort of personifying the subconscious, which is rather ironic if you think about it. I expect you are right about the intention.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Subconscious

    Ahmed_harbi, there is no reason to start every word beginning with the letter "i" with a capital letter. The word "I" (first person singular) must be capitalised.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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