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  1. mamen's Avatar
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    #1

    Post as if

    Is 'as if' always followed by a verb in the past tense?

    please give an example thanks

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    Re: as if

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    Is 'as if' always followed by a verb in the past tense?
    No, it isn't.
    The conjunctions as if and as though introduce a clause. They are often used after the verbs be/act/behave/look/sound/seem/taste.

    She looked/sounded as if she was going to cry.
    That cake tastes as if itís home-made.
    It sounds as if itís raining.
    It smells as if itís burning.
    It didnít sound to me as if they were really frightened.
    She looks as if sheís been crying.
    They behaved as if they owned the place.
    He stared at him as though he were a stranger.
    He talks as though he knew who Jane was.

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