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Janine talks as if she knows everything.
Janine talks as if she knew everything.

Use the past tense after the phrase as if or as though. He talks as if he knew everything, means He talks as he would talk if he knew everything.

Use the subjective were with the verb to be after as if: He acts as if he were a rich man.

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Please answer my question.
Please answer to my question.

The noun answer takes to. His answer to my question was wrong.

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I never met such a good man before.
I never met a such good man before.

Place the indefinite article a or an after such: such a good man.

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I may be able to go after a week.
I may be able to go in a week.
Also possible:
I may be able to go in a week's time.

When speaking of a period of time in the future, use in, and not after. Here in means after the end of.

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I could feel her heart beat.
I could feel her heart to beat.
Also possible:
I could feel her heart beating.

If the verbs make, see, watch, hear, feel, are used in the passive, to must be used: He was seen to leave the house; He was heard to speak in English.

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