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I just read this sentence and was wondering if it is okay to write it like this.

You can use your device worldwide, as if it was directly connected to your PC.

Are there better alternatives for writing this sentence? Maybe:

You can use your device worldwide, just like it is directly connected to your PC.

marked as duplicate by anongoodnurse, NVZ, curiousdannii, tchrist, Nathaniel Apr 25 '16 at 20:36

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    The original sentence is perfectly correct and idiomatic. Your suggested alternative conveys the same meaning, but I'd say it's less idiomatic. – atkins Apr 20 '16 at 17:05
  • Can i write as if it were directly connected to your PC. – Black Apr 20 '16 at 19:55
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    Yes - indeed some would say that's more correct than "as if it was", because you're using the subjunctive mood. – atkins Apr 21 '16 at 8:16
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You can use your device worldwide, just like when it is directly connected to your PC.

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