Although they are smaller, chipmunks are ________ most other ground squirrels.
A. like to
B. like as
C. like
D. alike

the correct answer was 'C'.but I think it must be 'D'.
I thought we can use 'like' between two singular name and 'alike' after plural name or two singular.

Noun + is like + Noun
Noun + Noun + are alike
Noun (plural) + are alike

why the answer is 'like'?


There are two nouns being compared before (chipmunks) and after (most other ground squirrels) 'like'.

The correct versions with 'alike' would be:

Chipmunks and most other ground squirrels are alike (noun + noun).

Chipmunks are alike (plural noun).

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