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Writing => All the Write Questions => Topic started by: booklover07 on April 01, 2020, 01:34:10 AM

Title: as if it were vs as if it was
Post by: booklover07 on April 01, 2020, 01:34:10 AM
Could someone please help me understand what the difference is between 'as if it were' and 'as if it was', and when to use each? Some of the explanations I've come across elsewhere have been quite confusing
Title: Re: as if it were vs as if it was
Post by: PIJ1951 on April 01, 2020, 06:18:45 AM
They both mean pretty much the same.

'as if it were' is simply the more grammatically correct form of writing 'as if it was' and is often found in more literate works.
Title: Re: as if it were vs as if it was
Post by: booklover07 on April 02, 2020, 02:27:06 AM
Thanks for your response PIJ1951
Title: Re: as if it were vs as if it was
Post by: booklover07 on April 02, 2020, 06:00:07 AM
Also, would it be more correct to say 'she felt as though someone was watching her' or'she felt as though someone were watching her'...