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    "as" or "like"

    When somebody did something in the way that I had done it before, which sentence should I use?
    1) You did it exactly like me.
    2) You did it exactly as I did.

    When somebody is in the same situation that I am right now (for example we are lost in the city) should I say:
    3) You are in the same situation as I am.
    4) You are in the same situation like me.
    or may I use short forms (he is telling me about his situation and I am responding ):
    5) So, you are as I am.
    6) So, you are like me. ?

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    Re: "as" or "like"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pierce111 View Post
    When somebody did something in the way that I had done it before, which sentence should I use?
    1) You did it exactly like me.
    2) You did it exactly as I did.
    These are both fine.

    When somebody is in the same situation that I am right now (for example we are lost in the city) should I say:
    3) You are in the same situation as I am.
    4) You are in the same situation like me.
    or may I use short forms (he is telling me about his situation and I am responding ):
    5) So, you are as I am.
    6) So, you are like me. ?
    #3 is OK, the others are not natural.

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