Grammar Patterns

5 V as if, V as though

5 V as if, V as though

The verb is followed by a clause beginning with as if or as though. In informal English, the clause sometimes begins with like, although some people still consider this to be incorrect.
He looked as if he hadn't slept for a week.
The family car is like an oven, the children are whining and his wife Claire looks like she is about to lose her temper big time.
See Chapter 1, Section 15.

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