Student or Learner
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?
KNEW or HAD KNOWN?
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.
It does sound absolutely fine. Itīs something I would say, but from a grammatical viewpoint isnīt the past perfect preferable?