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English is really difficult. Grammar does not applied in every case. Help me please.

In a book, I read that 'as if' is followed by conditionals. If so, the next sentence should be wrong, but it is from my textbook and it seems not wrong.

I don't want to make it sound as if it is bad to have a lot of energy.

According to Grammar, it should be 'I don't want to make it sound as if it were bad to have a lot of energy.' Isn't it?

And one more question, After 'I wish', you cannot use 'would have pp(for the unreal past accident)' even though other modals like 'could have pp' are ok. Why is that?
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.... does not apply ....
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Hello Jisu

In actual usage, you find both forms: the subjunctive (or past tense form) makes it sound more "remote" or "conjectural", and the indicative makes it sound more "immediate" or "real":

1. I feel as if I'm in the wrong job.

— immediate; he does feel he's in the wrong job.

2. He talks as if he were the only person here who understands cricket.

— conjectural; he's not the only person here who understands cricket.

MrP
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All conditionals may be changed according to situation in narrative stories in the books, mabe here the author wants to show, that it is now bad to have that bad energy, or exactly in the present situation.
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