Wednesday, 21 April 2010
AS or LIKE?
She works as a tourist guide. (She is one.)
You look as your brother did when he was your age.
She knows the place like a tourist guide (but she's not one.)
Bob works like a dog (but he is NOT one!)
You look like your brother.
We use as
a) to talk about the role of somebody/something
..... He works as a computer programmer. (He is one.)
..... He used the scarf as a bandage.
b )to mean 'in the same way'. It's followed by a subject and a verb. Examples:
You think as your father did.
Our store will open on 25 December, as we usually do.
c) to compare two people or things:
You are as smart as your sister.
d)To give a reason (because)
As he was tired he left earlier.
e) Meaning 'while':
As I was leaving he arrived.
We use like
- to talk about similarity
Example: He uses the computer like a computer programmer (but he's not one).
- to mean 'in the same way'. It's followed by an object, or by a subject and a verb. Examples:
You think like your father.
Our store will open on 25 December, like we usually do.
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