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Friday, October 30, 2009

As if and as though

take from : basic english usage by Michael Swan

as if/though + subject + present/past verb

as if/though + subject + past verb with present meaning

  1. As if and as though mean the same.

We use them to say what situation in seem like

It looks as if/though it’s going to rain

I felt as if/though I was dying

  1. We can use a past tense with a present meaning after as if/though. This means that the idea is “unreal”.


He looks as if he’s rich (Perhaps he is rich)

She talks as if she was rich (but she isn’t)

We can use were when express “unreal” idea after as if/though. This is common in a formal style.

She talks as if she was rich

  1. Like is often used instead of as if/though, especially in American English. This is very formal.

It looks like it’s going to rain.


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