Student or Learner
1)"She explains everything so well as if she has been a teacher all her life."
2)"She explained everything so well as if she had been a teacher all her life."
3)"She explains everything so well as if she had been a teacher all her life."
To me sentences 1) and 2) are correct whereas 3) seems to be incorrect. What do you think?
What's the difference between 1) and 3)?
NOT A TEACHER
The three sentences are possible, but there's a difference in meaning. Observe:
Sentence 1 - she explains in a way that leads me to assume that she probably is a teacher.
Sentence 2 - she explained something, but I assume that she was not a teacher. She speaks as if she were, but she's not.
Sentence 3 - Same explanation on 2, but in the present tense ( explains instead of explained).
Last edited by 5jj; 20-May-2012 at 10:39. Reason: typo
Wow.! I can hardly get the difference between 1) and 3). I guess the 1) more real than 3).