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    as if + present tense.

    I have often seen "as if" is followed by past tense, but is it possible to use present tense after it? For eg.
    " You are eating as if You have a train to catch".

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    Re: as if + present tense.

    Yes, that is OK, but the second 'you' must not be capitalised.

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    Re: as if + present tense.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Yes, that is OK, but the second 'you' must not be capitalised.
    And you need to remove the space after the opening quotation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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