my Grammar book saying: The verb after AS IF/as though is always in the past subjunctive,no matter what tense the sentence is and If the verb BE directly follows AS IF/as though,we use "were" for all personal pronouns.
But see these sentences ↓:
Since they cannot see him with their literal eyes, they act as if he is not seeing them. (bible)
Among fellow Christians, we should never feel threatened, as if others are trying to outdo us or take our place.(Bible)
you talk as though we’re never going to see each other again.
and Can I use "as" instead of "as though/as if" in these sentence.
and which is correct?
Work Hard as you are born for struggle or work hard like you are born for struggle
He is Hard working as he born for Struggle or he is hard working like he born for struggle.
he is smiling like he know everything or He is smiling as he know everything.
Slap him powerfully as you are killing him by the slap or slap him powerfully like you are killing him by the slap
he is doing like a teacher(it means he isn't a teacher) he is doing as a teachee (he is teacher)
but 8. he is doing as he is a teacher or he is doing like he is a teacher?