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    relative pronoun & be verb

    Hi, I would be glad if I could get the answer.

    She greets March as if it were a real person standing at the door.

    What relative pronoun and be verb are omitted between 'person' and 'standing' -- 'who is' or 'who was'?

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    Re: relative pronoun & be verb

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    Hi, I would be glad if I could get the answer.

    She greets March as if it were a real person standing at the door.

    What relative pronoun and be verb are omitted between 'person' and 'standing' -- 'who is' or 'who was'?
    Are you referring to the month of March?

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    Re: relative pronoun & be verb

    Yes, the month of March. Originally, this is a kind of appreciation after the speaker read the poem. 'Dear March, Come in' by Emily Dickinson.

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    Re: relative pronoun & be verb

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    Dickinson is greeting March in the present: Dear March / Come in / How glad I am
    So the analogy is with a person who is standing at the door in front of her.
    The "were" is in the subjunctive.

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