1. I would write "as if she were going to tell me something". (subjunctive)
3. "as if she were hungry". (subjunctive)
4. That doesn't work.
Student or Learner
I've seached on the net for the differences between 'as if + to do / as if + doing / as though + to do / as though + doing' and 'as if/though + sentence' but I could not understand anyting. Some say that we can use as if to ... or as if + an -ing verb to show intention; others say that as if to ... or as if + an -ing verb are used, especially in more poetic language.
Could you please tell me the difference between them?
- She looked at me as if she was going to tell me something.
- She looked at me as if to tell me something.
- She looks as if she is hungry.
- She looks as if to be hungry. ---------> this sounds wrong to me but I don't know why.
I think 'as if hungry' is OK.
I am not a teacher.