essay, proper sentence usuage, what is wrong with my sentence?
My Grandma always treated my mom as if she was not good enough, or she acted as if she was ashamed of her.
My grandma always treated my mom as if she was not good enough, or she acted as if she was ashamed of her.
Don't agree at all. There's no confusion about who is who in the sentence. I'm also not sure the participial modification is necessary. The conjunction 'or' is perfect too. Grandma acted in two ways - this way or that way. To me, it is far more sensible to simply use subjunctives - 'as if she were not good enough' (but she actually WAS good enough); 'as if she were ashamed'(but she was only acting in this manner). Context is king, and that's how I read this context.
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