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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2009 07:25 pm
As a foreigner learning English, I find it very difficult to understand the Phrase"as it were" in different context. Could someone do me a favor?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2009 08:11 pm
@Adverb,
good question, and that phrase is not used much now. I await a good answer with you. I suppose I think of it as a breather phrase, which people use to gain time to figure out what they are going to say next.
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sullyfish6
 
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Reply Sun 25 Oct, 2009 09:05 pm
short version of: as if it were so

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