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  • Hi, I'm Georgina from BBC Learning English.

  • Have you ever wondered about the difference

  • between 'as if' and 'as though'?

  • We use 'as if' and 'as though' to

  • make comparisons about an imaginary situation

  • or a possible situation that might be true.

  • To make comparisons about an imaginary situation,

  • we use the past tense for the verb following

  • 'as if' or 'as though'.

  • 'He acted as if he didn't hear anything, but he did.'

  • 'They feel as though they weren't appreciated,

  • but they were.'

  • To make comparisons about a possible situation

  • that might be true, we use the present tense

  • for the verb following 'as if' or 'as though'.

  • 'He speaks as if he knows a lot about cooking.

  • He must love it!'

  • 'Let's ask her for directions. She looks

  • as though she lives here.'

  • My stomach is rumbling as if I didn't have any breakfast,

  • but I did!

  • Bye

Hi, I'm Georgina from BBC Learning English.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/10
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