[as if/though + subject + present/past verb
as if/though + subject + past verb with present meaning]
We use them to say what a situation seems like.
- It looks as if/though it’s going to rain.
I felt as if/though I was dying.
- He looks as if he’s rich. (Perhaps he is rich.)
She talks as if she was rich. (But she isn’t.)
We can use were instead of was when we express ‘unreal’ ideas after as if/though. This is common in a formal style.
- She talks as if she were rich.
- It looks like it’s going to rain.