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    as or like in these comparisons

    Hi, I'd like if the following sentences are ok. Thanks.

    1. Actors didn't wear period costumes as nowadays
    2 Actors didn't wear period costumes like nowadays
    3 Actors didn't wear period costumes as they do nowadays.

    Bye Rip

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    Re: as or like in these comparisons

    #1 and 3 are correct. 'Nowadays' is an adverb in both cases, with an elided clause ('they do') in #1.

    #2 does not work unless you are instancing costumes with other items: 'Actors didn't wear period costumes like Roman togas or Elizabethen ruffs'.


    PS: To be thorough, I should add that you will certainly hear your #2, but it should be avoided in careful writing.

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