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Its time I learn when to use "like" and "as". I understand "like" is used for comparisons and "such as" is used to introduce examples but I am unsure which one to use in the following sentence and why.
"My will, the wonderful infliction, is relentless and refuses to settle for less or submit to another who breaths, walks and speaks like/as I do."
I chose like because I am comparing myself to others who walk, breath and speak as I do. But as sounds good also. I need your help.
I would use "as", meaning "in the manner of" - "...walks and speaks in the same manner that I walk and speak". If there is a subject and a verb, use "as". If there is a noun or a noun phrase, use "like".
Bob is like me.
Bob smiles as I do.