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    as/like

    Dear all,

    have a similar problem as your have.
    Have a similar problem like you have.
    have a similar problem as yours
    have a similar problem like yours

    Please tell me which sentence is correct?

    Thank you

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    Re: as/like

    Quote Originally Posted by idiotmike View Post
    Dear all,

    have a similar problem as your have.
    Have a similar problem like you have.
    have a similar problem as yours
    have a similar problem like yours

    Please tell me which sentence is correct?

    Thank you
    None of them is very good. "I have a problem similar to yours" is better.

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    #3

    Re: as/like

    Quote Originally Posted by idiotmike View Post
    Dear all,

    have a similar problem as your have.
    Have a similar problem like you have.
    have a similar problem as yours
    have a similar problem like yours

    Please tell me which sentence is correct?

    Thank you
    Bhaisahab is absolutely correct (as usual!) The correct phrase is "similar to". The opposite is "different from".

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    #4

    Re: as/like

    For comparison, similar is always followed by 'to' something/somebody.
    'Same' is followed by 'as'.
    One thing is like another (no preposition).

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