Hypothetical constructions AS IF

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Writing, Grammar
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+ Past Simple pentru actiuni contrare situatiei de fapt din prezent Situatie: She has no idea about the English grammar, but she always tries to explain things.  She talks as if she knew everything about the English grammar. SAU (She talks as though she knew everything about the English grammar.) 

Situatie: She is skinny and very well dressed.  Yes, she looks as if she were a model, but she’s not – she’s my cousin. SAU (Yes, she looks as though she were a model, but she’s not – she’s my cousin.) 

+ Past Perfect pentru actiuni contrare situatiei de fapt din trecut Situatie: “He was taken in by her words.”  That’s because she spoke as if she had been an actress. SAU (That’s because she spoke as though she had been an actress.)

Situatie: “She is so tanned.”  “Indeed… she looks as if she had stayed for a month at the seaside, which, definitely can’t be true.” SAU (“Indeed… she looks as though she had stayed for a month at the seaside, which, definitely can’t be true.”)

+ were going to pentru situatii viitoare ipotetice Situatie: “I’m so cold.”  “Don’t be ridiculous, it’s April! You look as if winter were going to come.” SAU (You look as though winter were going to come.”) 

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Situatie: “She is very angry with him.” “Yes, and she behaves as if she were going to leave him. Everybody knows she married him for his money.”

SAU

(“Yes, and she behaves as though she were going to leave him. Everybody knows she married him for his money.”)

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