#GRAMMARTRIVIA: The Use of ‘As If’ (Part 1)

Hi, fellas. How’s everything going today? I hope it’s going great!

In this session, I’d like to talk about a bit of grammar, which is about the use of ‘As if’. Let’s get started then. #GrammarTrivia

We can use AS IF to say how somebody or something LOOKS/SOUNDS/FEELS, etc. Take a look at the following examples. #GrammarTrivia

“That house looks AS IF it’s going to fall down.”  #GrammarTrivia

“Ann sounded AS IF she had a cold, didn’t she?” #GrammarTrivia

“I’ve just come back from holiday but I feel depressed. I don’t feel AS IF I’ve just had a holiday.” #GrammarTrivia

We can also say “It looks/sounds/smells AS IF (or AS THOUGH)”. See the following examples. #GrammarTrivia

“Sandra is very late, isn’t she? It looks AS IF she isn’t coming.” #GrammarTrivia

“We took an umbrella with us because it looked AS IF it was going to rain.” #GrammarTrivia

“Do you hear that music next door? It sounds AS IF they are having a party.” #GrammarTrivia

However, some people use LIKE after “It looks/sounds/smells..” instead of AS IF. #GrammarTrivia

Therefore, that is all about how we use AS IF in a sentence. I hope you do get the point. #GrammarTrivia

All in all, remember to visit http://englishtips4u.com and http://facebook.com/englishtips4u, fellas! See you! :)

Source: English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press).

Compiled by @aditriasmara at @EnglishTips4U on Februari 23, 2015.


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