Yesterday I read a question that fascinated me, but I was too stupid to write down the thread's title. And this morning
(after trying for 15 minutes) I cannot find it.
1. Mona looks as if she were not enjoying the party.
2. It looks as if Mona were not enjoying the party.
I think that sentence 1 is clear: Mona looks bored, she keeps looking at her watch, and she is not participating in
any of the party activities.
I have the feeling that sentence 2 conveys a different meaning, but I am ashamed that -- as a native speaker --
I cannot put my finger on it. I couldn't sleep last night thinking about it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Interesting- in both of those, I would use is. The second could be used to report someone else's opinion IMO.