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    As if

    What does "As if" mean? How (in which order) can I read this passage? Please simplify this for me.


    A simple collection of songs? As if. How about a conceptual ode to London's millennia-old history? Craig McLean

    Reference: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/as%20if.

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    Re: As if

    Sometimes, we say "As if!" to indicate that the preceding statement is, at the very least, not true and, at worst, completely ludicrous.

    Jane: I found out yesterday that John fancies me.
    Sarah: Oooooh! Are you going to go out with him?
    Jane: As if! Yuk. I can't think of anything worse.

    Julie: Are you going to put together that flatpack wardrobe?
    Harriet: No, Bill said he'll do it when he gets home. Does your husband build flatpack furniture?
    Julie: As if! He can't follow the simplest instructions. I do all the DIY at home.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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