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The usages of “as if”

When I was a high school student, the teacher taught us the usage of “as if” phrase. He said “as if ~” means “まるで~であるかのように.” #1 She...
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Mar 26, 2012 13:25 grammar question English
neginohana

“Don’t be longer than you can help.”

I found an example, “Don’t be longer than you can help it,” and I can’t understand it well. I would rather say, “Don’t spend longer ...
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Mar 19, 2012 09:39 English question grammar
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I felt a little guilty but …

Yesterday was the anniversary. March 11th of last year, the disaster happened. There were a lot of memorial events to pry for people wh...
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Mar 12, 2012 12:17 disaster movie anniversary
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Oh, How Could I Help Him?

My phone rang. As soon as I picked up the receiver, a young man’s desperate voice began to speak fast. He said, “Hello. It’s me. Plea...
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Mar 5, 2012 08:38 memories love phone