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moseen

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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 if.
 

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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.
 
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