I am wondering if a construction ‘as if in between times’ exists.
For example, I am trying to say that an artist sang a song, she did it as if it is one of the regular songs she usually sings. But that song is the special one, unsimilar to the rest of her repertoire. So, she sang it carelessly, as if in between times.
thank you for correcting me. I appreciate it very much.
I understand the expressions: ‘in the meantime’ and ‘in between times’. I am struggling to explain to my audience that she did it as if it was a regular song, not a special one. So, I am trying to find a phrase to express that situation. She does not realize that that song is not similar to other songs. I am trying to describe her as an ignorant/naive about her own repertoire.
I hope it is clear.
She did it without a second thought. She did it carelessly, in the regular order, as if it is one of her many songs.
Slight changes are required.
This has a formal ending:
We were very surprised as without stopping to think, the man sang a/the song about a warrior of whom we had not heard.
This is the same sentence with a less formal, more natural ending for speech:
We were very surprised as without stopping to think, the man sang a/the song about a warrior we hadn’t heard of/about (before).