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What is the meaning of "Like the way I feel when I ride my bike fast" in the following sentences? (Source; My Dad Takes Care Of Me by Patricia Quinlan)

My dad and I talk about more things now. Like the way I feel when I ride my bike fast. I told him, "A big kid at school punched me. I was afraid to hit him back." "Sometimes I'm afraid of things too, Luke," he said.

Does "Like the way I feel when I ride my bike fast" mean "I feel like the way when I ride my bike fast" ?

What does "the way" mean in the sentence?

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    The way I feel = how I feel. Like refers to things. The first two sentences could have been written as one - "We talk about things like (the way I feel when I ride my bike fast)." Dec 14, 2019 at 12:07
  • If so, does "My dad and I talk about more things now. Like the way I feel when I ride my bike fast" mean "My dad and I talk about more things now. For example, things are the way I feel when I ride my bike fast"? If "like" in the sentence mean "For example, things are" ?
    – user22046
    Dec 14, 2019 at 13:23
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    No, "[We talk about] things such as the way I feel…" Dec 14, 2019 at 17:57

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In your example sentences

Like the way I feel when I ride my bike fast.

refers to things in the previous sentence

My dad and I talk about more things now.
What type of things do you talk about?
Like the way I feel when I ride my bike fast.

Also in your sentences

the way

means

how
Like how I feel when I ride my bike fast.

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  • If so, does "Like the way I feel when I ride my bike fast" mean "For example, a type of things is the way I feel when I ride my bike fast" ? Can I think that "like" mean "For example, a type of things is" ?
    – user22046
    Dec 14, 2019 at 13:27
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    The word Like is a similie and can be used for comparisons, eg she looks like a boy, so "Like the way I feel when I ride my bike fast" are those feelings you have when riding fast, eg excited, scared, out of control, and free.
    – Peter
    Dec 14, 2019 at 14:43
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    @Peter Yes, it is, but not in this case. Here, like means such as. Dec 14, 2019 at 18:00

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