Google
English-Test.net
Find penpals and make new friends today!
 
to put out for others to see; to show; to exhibit; to reveal
display
age
conceptualize
accomplish
full quiz correct answer
 
Username
Password
 Remember me? 
Search   Album   FAQ   Memberlist   Profile   Private messages   Register   Log in 

Phrasal conjunction 'as if'



 
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests)
What does down mean? | What does the phrasal verb 'take off' mean?
listening exercises
Message
Author
Phrasal conjunction 'as if' #1 (permalink) Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:43 am   Phrasal conjunction 'as if'
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #56 "Chit Chat: In the Aeroplane", question 7

Linda: Yes, you're right. It's as ......... everything on the plane is shaking.

(a) when
(b) like
(c) but
(d) if

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #56 "Chit Chat: In the Aeroplane", answer 7

Linda: Yes, you're right. It's as if everything on the plane is shaking.

Correct answer: (d) if

Your answer was: incorrect
Linda: Yes, you're right. It's as like everything on the plane is shaking.
_________________________

Dear all,

please kindly help me to explain:
"It's as if everything on the plane is shaking". What does this sentence mean? Why do we have to use "if" here.

Thanks a lot!
Thuy
Thuy
Guest





Phrasal conjunction 'as if' #2 (permalink) Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:35 am   Phrasal conjunction 'as if'
 

You cannot say "It's as like..."; "It's as if..." is correct.

The sentence means that it feels like and/or sounds like everything on the plane is shaking. Whatever is happening makes you think that the whole plane is shaking.
Canadian45
I'm a Communicator ;-)


Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 1043
Location: Canada

In this story you'll learn everything about the passive voiceEnglish grammar exercises — improve your English knowledge and vocabulary skillsAre you a native speaker of English? Then you should read this!How many different ways with words do you know? Subscribe to free email English course
Phrasal conjunction 'as if' #3 (permalink) Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:57 am   Phrasal conjunction 'as if'
 

.
Grammatically, AS IF is a phrasal conjunction.
.
_________________
Native English teacher at Mister Micawber's
Mister Micawber
Language Coach


Joined: 17 Jul 2005
Posts: 13018

Phrasal conjunction 'as if' #4 (permalink) Thu Aug 12, 2010 18:14 pm   Phrasal conjunction 'as if'
 

as if=as though
Hapkido
I'm new here and I like it ;-)


Joined: 05 Aug 2010
Posts: 37
Location: Ksa

Phrasal conjunction 'as if' #5 (permalink) Fri Feb 11, 2011 16:44 pm   Phrasal conjunction 'as if'
 

Hi,

As if/ as tough = in a way that suggests sth.

-He behaved as if nothing had happened.
-It sounds as though you had a good time.
-It's my birthday. As if you didn't know!

Kati S.
_________________
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Kati Svaby
I'm a Communicator ;-)


Joined: 26 Nov 2009
Posts: 6286
Location: Hungary

Display posts from previous:   
What does down mean? | What does the phrasal verb 'take off' mean?
ESL Forum | English Teacher Explanations (ESL Tests) All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1
Latest topics on English Forums
Test incompl/inter-324, User's Answer 4Test incompl/inter-323, Question 3Test incompl/inter-323, User's Answer 2Test incompl/inter-322, User's Answer 10to have a clean sheetWhat's the difference between fare and tariff?a real burr under my saddle?Idiom: broke as a jokebringing a knife to a gunfightgood to goDo you want some water? vs Have you got any water?Why should we use COULD as the answer?The 11 most common prepositions of o-s

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Get FREE English course via e-mail