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    #1

    as if (he was) going home

    The boy ran north as if he was going home.

    The boy ran north, as if going home.

    Are both sentences fine and do they have the same meaning?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: as if (he was) going home

    I believe the correct sentence is, "The boy ran north as if he were going home."

    "Were" is used to express hypothetical situations--like those that follow, "as if."

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