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    as it is

    Dear teachers,

    I asked the question some time ago. And I understand you explanation. And I know the key is 'c'.
    Spring is here. The ground is covered, _______ with a green carpet.
    a. as it is b. as it was c. as it were

    If I change the sentence:

    Spring is here. The ground is covered, _______ with grass.
    Then both 'as it is' and 'as it was' are possible. Is that right?


    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.

    Jiang

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    Re: as it is

    as it is = it is a real carpet
    as it were = it looks like a carpet, but it's grass, or whatever

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    Re: as it is

    Dear Tdol,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. If I can use 'asit is'then I can use 'asit was',which  is different from 'asit were',to refer
    to the past tense. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang
    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    as it is = it is a real carpet
    as it were = it looks like a carpet, but it's grass, or whatever

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    #4

    Re: as it is

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    Dear Tdol,
    Thank you very much for your explanation. If I can use 'asit is'then I can use 'asit was',which  is different from 'asit were',to refer
    to the past tense. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang
    Yes you can.
    "Spring is here. The ground is covered, as it was last year, with grass."

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    #5

    Re: as it is

    Quote Originally Posted by jiang View Post
    If I can use 'asit is'then I can use 'asit was',which  is different from 'asit were',to refer
    to the past tense. Is that right?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Jiang
    Could you tell me what is that after "I"?


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    Re: as it is

    as .
    I don't know what happened to my computer the letter suddently changed to that.
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Could you tell me what is that after "I"?


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