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Is this sentence correct? He was pretending that he couldn't find the key. (In fact he knew where it was.) I'm not sure if I've used the verb "pretend" correctly.
Aug 13, 2014 2:12 PM
Answers · 9
Sentence is correct! And yes, a good use of "pretend". You can omit "that" from this sentence.
August 13, 2014
Yes, your sentence is absolutely correct.
August 13, 2014
Yes, exactly right. If you wanted to use a phrasal verb, use "make out (that...)". "He was making out that he couldn't find the key."
August 13, 2014
Thank you, Phil.
August 14, 2014
Excellent! You could also say "He was making like he couldn't find the key," in a more colloquial style.
August 14, 2014
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