V as if, V as though, V like
The 'look' group
These verbs are used to indicate how someone or something seems. They are all link verbs (see Chapter 5). The verb feel indicates how someone seems to themselves. The clause after the verb indicates a situation that would make someone or something have the qualities they appear to have.
appear feel look smell sound taste
He felt as though he had run five miles.
You look like you need a rest.
Isabel's voice sounded as if she had been crying.