Hi all again...I have learned that as if/as though must be used for unreal situations..For example, "He treats us as if we were his children...(But we are not his children)"...But i have read a sentence just before and i'm exactly confused now...Pls help me...The sentence was that:
-You look as if you are tired. (You are tired now---a real situation)
I wonder whether we can use "as if" in the sentence above or not...Thank you all...
Thank you Mike...but what about "The teacher is shouting at us as if he is very angry"?
Or "The cat sounds as if it is hungry"?
If the speaker/writer believes that the teacher is angry, then: The teacher is shouting angrily at us.
If the speaker writer nelieves that the teacher is feigning anger, then: The teacher is shouting at us as if he were angry.
Please have a look at this one:
I feel as you donít love me any more.
Yes, Satara, if the comparison is real we do use the Indicative. Sure enough, itís interesting to learn how native speakers use those patterns nowadays.