- Trevor offered the blanket as if [though] he were bringing a cup of coffee to a guest.
- The actor talked as if he had been the hero of the story.
cf. It looks as if it is going to rain.
(=It looks like rain.)
- Even if [though] you promise not to tell a lie, I will not believe you at once.
- Even if they have to consider their own problems, volunteers are still prompted by their hearts.