See above.Please, would someone tell me if this is the correct use of the phrase "it looks as if":
1.It looks as if he has completely lost touch with reality. Yes.
2.It looked as if
thewar was going to break out any moment. Take away "the" and it's fine.
3. It looked as if
athe woman had not eaten properly for days. Change "a" to "the" and it's fine.
4. It looks as if we are going to have a new champion. Yes.
5. It looked as if they were lost
in the mountain.Either "in the mountains" or "on the mountain".
6. It looked as if they had been lost
in the mountain. Either "in the mountains" or "on the mountain".
The tense you use will depend on the tense of the piece.
Student or Learner