Wednesday, 21 April 2010

AS or LIKE?



Advanced 1



•as

She works as a tourist guide. (She is one.)
You look as your brother did when he was your age.
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•like

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
Example:
..... 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.

ALSO:

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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to learn more and do a bit of practice!

**When you have finished PLEASE write a COMMENT**

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13 comments:

Dulce said...

ANSWERS!

1 like 2 as 3 like 4 like
5 as 6 like 7 as 8 as
9 as 10 like 11 like
12 as 13 like 14 as 15 as

Toni M. M. said...

Hi Dulce!
Here am I!

I've practiced with your exercise, and I've got a question for you?

WHERE THE HELL IS THE SENTENCE NUMBER 5?

Have a nice weekend!
See u on Tuesday.
Toni.

Anonymous said...

Carla Bruni was here...

Oh darling, the exercise was very easy, try to give us more heavy work, I love complicated things.

Anyway, congratulations for your wonderful Blog, is a good working tool ... you know.

Have a nice weekend!!

Toni M. M. said...

Wow! I noticed that Carla Bruni is here... Interesting!!
As you "love complicated things", what about going out this weekend?

I won't say anything to Sarkozy...I promise!

Kisses... (Shave first, please)
;-)

Lorenzo E. said...

here it´s my comment. We can save a lot of paper doing exercises by this way . Toni be careful with paparazzi if you go out with Carla Bruni this weekend. jejeje

See you on Tuesday ;-)

DULCE said...

Oh My God... I wonder who that Carla Bruni is...

Tony,take care!!!
And as for # 5... forget about it... it's not there... the rest is fine...
You know your teacher always commits some sort of mistake of this type and a few others... But I have a tendency to be inperfect... I can't help it!
Poor me!
I should become a gardener, and stop teaching... what do you think?
:)
HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Carla Bruni was here a second time and said:

Dear Toni, I said I did not like complicated things not the impossible ones. My glamorous and cache are above your possibilities dear. I'm so sorry, but as I said I like men very mature and amazingly rich, as Briatore or Amancio Ortega.

On the other hand, Mrs. Dulce, I have to tell you that if you're going to devote to gardening, then it will be much better that we (your pupils) go to Valsequillo to pick strawberries or potatoes.

Well, from the French presidential palace, greetings to everyone.

Have a good weekend ... even if you do not have money to go out.

Kisses to all ones!!

Saray said...

Wow! I'm astonished! I simply wanted to write "I was here" and now I'm in the middle of those glamorous celebrities and comments and I don't kown what to say :)

Carla, don't prejudge Toni, have you seen his car?
jejejejeje

See you all on Tuesday!

Kisses

Jeannette Rendon said...

Oh my God! Carla Bruni was here and I didn't realized. What a petty.
With this kind of things we can save the planet. Don't print any paper. The blog is great.
The exercises were nice and the explanation too.
Thanks to work for us.

Toni M. M. said...

I have to say something: Carla Bruni was calling me during all the weekend.
Here is the EXCLUSIVE, so keep your eyes open: SHE OFFERED ME AN APPOINTMENT ON SATURDAY NIGHT, A ROMANTIC DINNER WITH CANDLELIGHTS, AND THEN TAKE THE LAST GIN-TONIC AT HER APARTMENT...BUT OF COURSE SECRETLY!!
I have the recording, so in case of anybody is interested, we can negotiate price.
Hugs, my "Little Journalists", and remember: PEOPLE IS NOT WHAT IT SEEMS!

Nuria said...

Wow!!! I can't believe what I'm reading, Toni!!! Carla and you!!! I hope that you had been extremely careful but beware: Nati is waiting for love affairs like this one!! I have to inform all of you that I left my job as a freelance journalist in "Hello!" because I want to become a theatre critic!!

Carla... or may I say Juan Ramon? ;-P Super!!!

Thank you for your notes, Dulce. Absolutely useful!!

See u tomorrow!!

IsaLaRubi said...

too many comments to read, although I have seen that Carla Bruni was here, oh my god!!! and I am always the last one.

see you later

Iris said...

hi! I only have seen a few comments but I have realized that Carla Bruni was here doing the exercise!
It's wonderful!