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  •   Wajdi mohammed liked this post about 8 months ago
    Hi my friends,

    I've got another question. Are these sentences grammatically correct?

    1. Whenever I go mountain climbing, I feel as if I were ran over by a bulldozer.
    2. We are as thick as thieves, it often seems as though we knew each other for ages.
    • Steven Walthew
      Hello again, Irene!
      The sentences you wrote only have a couple of minor errors...

      1. Whenever I go mountain climbing, I feel as if I were run (not "rHello again, Irene!
      The sentences you wrote only have a couple of minor errors...

      1. Whenever I go mountain climbing, I feel as if I were run (not "ran") over by a bulldozer.
      2. We are as thick as thieves, it often seems as though we have known (not "knew") each other for ages.

      In case "2", you need to use present perfect, because you still know the person in the moment in which you are speaking with them.

      I hope this helps!
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    • Irene aso
      Thanks Steven for All your Kind help.
    • Irene aso
      Just one question: what about wish. Is it right to say, I wish my house was bigger or were bigger. I am a bit (or rather so ) confused. I think botJust one question: what about wish. Is it right to say, I wish my house was bigger or were bigger. I am a bit (or rather so ) confused. I think both of them must be correct, but "were" is better option.   More ...
    • Steven Walthew
      You will actually hear many native English speakers saying "was", and it is becoming more commonly used, however, "were" is correct!
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