Definition: 'Like'

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  • Length: 4 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word: like

Lexical Information:
  • SUCH AS means 'for example'
  • One of the 220 words in the Dolch high frequency list
  • One of the 850 words in Basic English
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • This is a core verb in the BLC (Business Letter Corpus)
  • Common word- this is one of the thousand words most frequently used in English.
  • This is used in the dialect of Cumbria, England
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula
Grammatical Information:
  • Stative Verb
  • Transitive Verb
  • A verb describes an action or a state
Usage Notes:
  • We use AS IF rather than LIKE before a verb.
Spelling Notes:
  • It's not an imprisonable offence to use LIKE with a verb, although many would prefer AS IF
Other Comments:
  • Examiners love it!!
  • AS on its own isn't used with the meaning 'for example'
  • In gap-filling exercises, if you're looking for one word meaning 'for example' use LIKE

Related Glossary Definitions:

Sportsmanlike;  Unsportsmanlike behaviour

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