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- Two “if”s in a row 3 answers
Is it grammatically correct to use "as if/though" in the same sentence with an if-clause? For example, "He wanted to explain himself. As if/though IF they knew the truth, they would forgive him." If not, is there any way to go about it? Could you just omit the second "if" and say: "As if they knew the truth, they would forgive him," implying that that's what he hoped for, but they probably wouldn't. Or maybe replacing "as if" with "like" would work? "Like if the knew the truth. . ."