Grammar Patterns

V as if, V as though, V like

V as if, V as though, V like

The verb is followed by a finite clause beginning with as if, as though, or like. This pattern has one structure:
    Verb with Clause
    I felt as if I'd been hit.
V as if/as though/like
 Verb groupas if/as though/like-clause
SubjectVerbClause
Heactedas if he was expecting me.
Ifeellike I'm fighting a losing battle.
Youlookas if you've seen a ghost.
Hesoundsas though he's enjoying it.
Verbs with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:
The 'look' groupThe 'act' groupStructure informationOther related patterns

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