Poll: He won't succeed ____ she will.

He won't succeed ____ she will.

as
as if
like

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  • Added: June 2004

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matthew Tedder

this sentence should be like, because you dont know what the other part of the sentence would be.

same same

Matthew, in this context, what is the difference between "as" and "like"?

leberkez

Here the correct answer is clearly "as" because it is typically followed by a subject+verb construction whereas "like" can be used when there's no verb. Ex: He won't succeed like his sister

Nick

@leberkez: ?? It's most certainly "like" in this sentence. You can say "He won't succeed, as she will make sure of it.", but in the context presented, he is being compared to her, therefore 'like' is used.

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