Saturday, March 31, 2012

Use of the wrong tense

Using the present tense after as if or as though instead of the past.

Don’t say: Janine talks as if she knows everything.

ΓΌ Say: Janine talks as if she knew everything.

Use the past tense after the phrase as if or as though. Use the subjective were with the verb to be after as if: He acts as if he were a rich man.

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