As if and as though

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As if and as though mean the same. They are used to say what a situation seems like.

Tenses

To show that a comparison is unreal, we use a past tense with a present meaning after as if/as though.

In a formal style, were can be used instead of was to show that a comparison is unreal.

Note that we do not use a past perfect for a past unreal comparison.

In an informal style, like is often used instead of as if/as though. This is common in American English.

See Also

Also
As, since, because and for
All
A lot of, lots of, plenty of, a great deal of
Below and under
Above and over
Both and both of
Any
As if and as though
Fairly, quite, pretty and rather
Finally, at last, in the end and at the end
No and none