Questions tagged [as-like]

This tag is for questions that ask about the conjunctions / prepositions "as" and "like" when they are related to each other (for example, when they might be interchangeable or when their meanings might be confused). It should not be used for questions that ask about other meanings (for example, when "as" means "when" or when "like" is a verb).

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"played the violin as/like my brother did"

a. My sister played the violin as my brother did. b. My sister played the violin like my brother (did). Do those only mean My sister played the violin in the same manner my brother did. or could ...
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What is the usage of "like" in the 2 sentences? [duplicate]

The two sentences below convey different meanings. The first one means no machine at all while the second one means there may be machines but they are another sort of model. I think the usage of like ...
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Grammarly says that starting "Like Pearl was hesitant to..." with "Like" is fine, but my parent says it is grammatically incorrect

Is following paragraph grammatically correct? My parent objected to me using "Like" in the beginning, but Grammarly was ok with it. Like Pearl was hesitant to accept her father despite ...
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such an expensive car

a. I'd never buy such an expensive car as yours. b. I'd never buy an expensive car like yours. Could one use these sentences if they are followed by something like this sentence? I might buy an ...
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They worked as (if) crazy

Like "as if '' is standard in informal speech and writing with some adjectives: They worked like crazy/mad. https://www.wordreference.com/definition/like Is They worked as if crazy grammatically ...
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How to understand the comparative structure “as … as …” and why isn't it “as … like …”?

“As” can be used with the meaning of “in the role of”. “Like” can be used to compare a thing with an other thing. But the sentence “I am as strong as an elephant.” doesn't mean that I'm in the role of ...
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Grammar: as vs like

I'm an English learer. I have a little question. Is it correct to say that sometimes the words "as" and "like" have the same meaning in the colloquial English? Instead of saying &...
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As and like, which one is more natural for this sentence?

If it was an hour later, it'd be the same time as yesterday. or If it was an hour later, it'd be the same time like yesterday. I saw the comment that the first one is more natural than the second ...
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Is it "same as me" or "same like me"?

Your team is working on the same research areas as me. 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 ...
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comparaison: 'like' or 'as'

I'm writing a fantasy story, and I have this sentence edited by different persons in different ways. I want to play with the word 'present' and 'gift', meaning 'the present' (no past, no future) is ...
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Is "as/like I do" formal of "like me"?

Between the three sentences is there any difference? You should think as I do to be me. You should think like I do to be me. You should think like me to be me. Are the first and second formal or are ...
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'like' or 'as' is ambiguous to me

Is it possible for native speakers to tell in what way the 'like' is saying things are the same, without the knowledge about the said content? It says: There is no special preposition in English ...
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"Sounds like/as an excuse"

Which expression is the correct one, with respect to the bolded word? A: That sounds as an excuse to me. B: That sounds like an excuse to me. Are they both correct? Neither?
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"Looks as if" vs. "looks like as if"

Which one is preferable? I think the first one, but still: A: This tree looks strange. B: Yes, it looks as if it's going to fall. vs. A: This tree looks strange. B: Yes, it looks ...
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When can I use 'as' instead of 'like'?

What I know like: like + noun like an apple.., treat like a doctor (he ISN"T a doctor) as: as + verb and such as.., use as..., work as.., treat as a doctor (he IS a doctor), They waved as the ...
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Is it right using of the word 'like' in the movie Pulp fiction?

I found this sentence in the movie Pulp Fiction: Then why are you trying to fuck him like a bitch, Brett? In this case, I consider the Brett is a bitch like+noun Then why are you trying to ...
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Comparison "as" or "like"

I came through a question that is given below In comparison, We use "like" for noun and noun phrase and "as" for preposition phrase and clause that has a verb. So the word "as" is followed by "bacon,"...
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Would you help me choosing the right answer for the following question?

Which sentence is correct? a) How I was saying before being interrupted, being polite is mandatory... b) I got a promotion! Now I work like a production manager, with my own room and a personal ...
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Legitimate usage of "like"?

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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The mobile phone set is almost the same AS mine Or LIKE mine?

Which alternative is correct? a) The mobile phone set is almost the same as mine. b) The mobile phone set is almost the same like mine.
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