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    Conjunction like vs. as

    Hi Alan,

    Kindly peruse the following sentences:

    1. She began to dance like a professional dancer dances on the stage.
    2. She began to dance as a professional dancer dances on the stage.

    Which one of the above sentences is correct? Why?

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    Re: Conjunction like vs. as

    They are both correct. In those sentences "as" and "like" are prepositions and have the same meaning -- "in the same way as".

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    Re: Conjunction like vs. as

    Hi MikeNewYorK,

    I cannot understand how "as" and "like" in the above sentences may be preposition. Here they join two simple sentences and hence conjunction.

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    Re: Conjunction like vs. as

    Yes, you're right. My bad.

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