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    #1

    as if x like

    After dinner, what could an unexpected visitor say?
    Dinner was great. Itīs as if you KNEW (or HAD KNOWN) I was coming
    Can I say like instead of as if?

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    #2

    Re: as if x like

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    After dinner, what could an unexpected visitor say?
    Dinner was great. Itīs as if you KNEW (or HAD KNOWN) I was coming
    Can I say like instead of as if?
    Yes.


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    #3

    Re: as if x like

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    Yes.

    for what "yes"

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    #4

    Re: as if x like

    KNEW or HAD KNOWN?

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    #5

    Re: as if x like

    As if or as though. Either one is better than like.
    Had known is better. The knowledge that the guest was coming preceded the dinner, therefore the use of the past perfect is indicated.

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    #6

    Re: as if x like

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    After dinner, what could an unexpected visitor say?
    Dinner was great. Itīs as if you KNEW (or HAD KNOWN) I was coming
    Can I say like instead of as if?
    Dinner was great. It's like you knew I was coming!

    Sounds absolutely fine to me.

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    #7

    Re: as if x like

    It does sound absolutely fine. Itīs something I would say, but from a grammatical viewpoint isnīt the past perfect preferable?

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