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    #1

    He drives as if he were the only driver on the road.

    Is this a proper composition?

    gr7
    ex)He drives as if he were the only driver on the road.

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    #2

    Re: He drives as if he were the only driver on the road.

    NOT A TEACHER

    It's OK.

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    #3

    Re: He drives as if he were the only driver on the road.

    It's fine.

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    #4

    Re: He drives as if he were the only driver on the road.

    You can also say

    'He drives like there's only him on the road.'

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    #5

    Re: He drives as if he were the only driver on the road.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You can also say

    'He drives like there's only him on the road.'

    Rover
    Could you please make there's clearer, is it there is or there was? Thank you very much!

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    #6

    Re: He drives as if he were the only driver on the road.

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    Could you please make there's clearer, is it there is or there was? Thank you very much!
    As far as I know, "there's" always stands for "there is" in standard English.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: He drives as if he were the only driver on the road.

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    As far as I know, "there's" always stands for "there is" in standard English.
    What about there's been (there has been)? Thanks!

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    #8

    Re: He drives as if he were the only driver on the road.

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    What about there's been (there has been)? Thanks!
    IMO, "there's been" for "there has been" is informal English. Maybe I should have said "formal" instead of "standard".

    charliedeut

    PS: By the way, I believe that this is changing the question anyway. Originally, you wanted to know if "there's" could stand for "there was" (simple tense). Mentioning the present perfect now is quite close to cheating .
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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