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# The impostor eluded detection for so long because she

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08 Oct 2010, 06:05
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The impostor eluded detection for so long because she conducted herself as though she were a licensed practitioner.

A. as though she were a licensed practitioner.
B. as though she was a licensed practitioner.
C. like she was a licensed practitioner.
D. like as if she was a licensed practitioner.
E. as if she was a practitioner with a license.

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08 Oct 2010, 06:36
A for me
As IF and AS Though both are the same
the difference would be in the subjunctive usage
E violates that because of the presence of WAS
A it is
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08 Oct 2010, 07:37
I'm going with A as well.

A - uses the hypothetical subjunctive "were"
B - "was" should be "were"
C & D - use of like is incorrect. We are comparing actions, not nouns
E - "was" should be "were"

What's the OA?
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08 Oct 2010, 08:28
"as though" is a supposition, so the clause is in subjunctive mood -- So the answer should be A.

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08 Oct 2010, 09:35
just A
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22 May 2011, 06:26
OA is A,, as though implies subjunctive mood ( untrue or unfeasible conditions), hence the use of were is most appropriate.
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22 May 2011, 09:57
A. The sentence requires the hypothetical subjunctive so we should use were instead of was
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22 May 2011, 22:59
+1 A

We are talking about a hypothetical situation.
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22 May 2011, 23:10
Answer should be A for correct use of as if/though with (subject) were
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