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1. She walks as though she is drunk.

2. She walks as though she was drunk.

3. She walks as though she were drunk.

What is the difference between the three sentences? I believe #2 and #3 have the same meaning.
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CliveHi guys,

By the way, are moderators paid after the posts here?

No. But we are all going to come and visit you guys one day, and you'll have to pay for the beer. [Y]

Best wishes, Clive

Whenever you want, Clive.
You are welcome in Hungary
Yoong Liat
Marius Hancu
Yoong LiatBy saying, "Sorry, I do not have the time. My contribution to this thread is over" you are making me more confused.

If you cannot produce the relevant part from the website, it doesn't prove anything. We discuss and learn from one another, don't we?

Yes, but I don't like going on for ever, and you seem to like that. No problem. But not my choice. If you want to find that information at that site, you'll find it.

I don't enjoy going on for ever. But to save time for other members, you should produce the relevant part if it strengthens your point of view. I've always produce relevant parts from websites to prove what I assert. I hope you understand my point of view.

Hi YL,

You should not criticize people for how much they help.
Never look a gifthorse ...
We are all grateful to Marius.
He i one pillar of this forum.
Keep up the good job, Marius
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
Marius HancuI said whatever I had to say. I don't like this idea some people have of going forever on a subject. And of course I am not paid. Mind you, I am not a moderator either.

The money thing was not aimed at you as a calling to account, MArius. It was not aimed at anybody.
Besides, I know you are not a moderator.
Marius HancuNo, I prefer prescriptivism, but I must live in this worldEmotion: smile

I prefer descriptivism, but I must live in this world Emotion: smile
Yoong Liat
1. She walks as though she is drunk.

2. She walks as though she was drunk.

3. She walks as though she were drunk.

What is the difference between the three sentences? I believe #2 and #3 have the same meaning.

This website may be helpful in answering your questuions:

Learning English | BBC World Service


Like though, as though and as if are subordinating conjunctions. We use as if or as though when we want to give an explanation for something which may not ...
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv136.shtml - 31k -

Kenneth G. Wilson (1923–). The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993.

as if, as though (conjs.)





These two are currently interchangeable in meaning in Standard English, and the verbs in the clauses they introduce may now be either indicative, as in He looked as if [as though] he was going to cry, or subjunctive, as in He looked as if [as though] he were going to cry, apparently without effect on level. See also LIKE (2) .
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InchoateknowledgeBy the way, are moderators paid after the posts here -- I am just curious.

I have a vague recollection of somebody's mentioning it before.

No cash. But we get to take home all the left-over prepositions and adverbs at the end of the day.

MrP
You can have all the leftover adverbs except these two:

sexily

wealthily $$$ Emotion: stick out tongue

(If you can find some leftover nouns like "diamonds" or "gold", please save them for me.)
Can I have all the leftover misplaced modifiers?
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Inch wrote:

Hi YL,
You should not criticize people for how much they help.
Never look a gifthorse ...
We are all grateful to Marius.
He i one pillar of this forum.
Keep up the good job, Marius

I've never criticised Marius. I often thank him for the answers he provided. But he said that I enjoyed going on for ever. I don't. What I want is to get to the bottom of things. Sometimes it takes a long time and I prefer to get the correct thing than pretend that I agree or understand. I also advised Marius to produce the revelant part/s of the website so that it is easier for forum readers. I myself always produce relevant parts for forum members to illustrate my point.

I've high regard for Marius and several other forum members. I hope Marius understand my point.
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