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  1. Your team is working on the same research areas as me.
  2. Your team is working on the same research areas like me.

I am not sure which of the above sentences is correct. My grammar check program tells me that 1 is wrong, but it sounds ok to me (even better than 2). Can you help me understand?

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    Strictly speaking it should be ...the same... as I am [working on]. (2) is wrong because we don't say the same like. Commented Mar 22, 2020 at 16:58
  • So, in a formal context, you would go for "Your team is working on the same research areas as I am.", right? Commented Mar 22, 2020 at 17:43
  • Yes, that is grammatically correct (although many people would say 'the same as me' in casual speech). Commented Mar 22, 2020 at 18:22
  • Ok, thank you. If you post the comment as an answer I will mark it as accepted! Commented Mar 22, 2020 at 19:00

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The grammatically correct version would be "Your team is working on the same research areas as I am [working on]. However, many people would say "...the same as me" in casual speech.

"The same like me" is not idiomatic English.

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