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Is this a legitimate sentence:

I look bad like you.

Maybe with a comma after "bad"?

I'm aware of the alternative "I look as bad as you." - just curious.

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It's a perfectly grammatically legitimate sentence, but it's not synonymous with "I look as bad as you".

I look bad like you

means "I look bad, too".

I look as bad as you

means "I look bad to the same extent that you do."

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  • Would the comma be wrong? Commented Jun 5, 2014 at 0:43
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    No, it would not be wrong. It shifts the meaning a bit, emphasizing that "you look bad". It can then be used like, "I look bad. But then, you look bad too, so no problem." Commented Jun 5, 2014 at 0:47

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