I have a problem:
Eliza remembers everything exactly as if it ______ yesterday.
A. was happening B. happens
C. had happened D. happened
I think C is right,but the suggested answer is D. I just don't know why it should be D. What's your idea about it?
I agree with you. Eliza remembers events from a long time ago, but they seem fresh and recent. So we are talking about two points in the past: long ago, and yesterday. This is when we need the past perfect tense: When he called me, I had already left (before he called).
In casual conversation, we might say “as if it happened yesterday,” but in formal speech or writing, I would say “as if it had happened yesterday.”