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beachboy

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After dinner, what could an unexpected visitor say?
Dinner was great. It´s as if you KNEW (or HAD KNOWN) I was coming
Can I say like instead of as if?
 

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After dinner, what could an unexpected visitor say?
Dinner was great. It´s as if you KNEW (or HAD KNOWN) I was coming
Can I say like instead of as if?

Yes.
 

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As if or as though. Either one is better than like.
Had known is better. The knowledge that the guest was coming preceded the dinner, therefore the use of the past perfect is indicated.
 

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After dinner, what could an unexpected visitor say?
Dinner was great. It´s as if you KNEW (or HAD KNOWN) I was coming
Can I say like instead of as if?

Dinner was great. It's like you knew I was coming!

Sounds absolutely fine to me.
 

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It does sound absolutely fine. It´s something I would say, but from a grammatical viewpoint isn´t the past perfect preferable?
 
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