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    Red face as if have seen/had seen

    What's the difference between these two sentences?
    1- He looks as if he had seen a vampire.
    2- He looks as if he has seen a ghost.

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    Re: as if have seen/had seen

    There is no reason to use the past perfect tense in the first sentence.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: as if have seen/had seen

    Apart from the problem with the tense in #1, the difference is that #2 is an understandable and existing expression whereas #1 isn't.


    #1 assumes that we all know what people look like when they see a vampire, and that they all have the same look. I don't.
    I am not a teacher

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    Re: as if have seen/had seen

    If you want to ask about a difference, the rest of the sentence should remain the same. Changing anything that isn't the issue at hand just complicates your question.

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