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    as/like you said

    Hello
    What is the difference between like/as
    it's as you said
    it's like you said
    Thanks

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    Re: as/like you said

    No difference.

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    Re: as/like you said

    Is one more AmE and the other is BrE?

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    Re: as/like you said

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Hello
    What is the difference between like/as
    it's as you said
    it's like you said
    Thanks
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Good afternoon, Over the top.

    (1) My teachers taught me that "as" is a conjunction and that "like" is a

    preposition (some books say it is really an adjective).

    (2) For "better" English we should use a conjunction to connect

    two sentences.

    (3) You have two sentences:

    It is (The situation exists).

    You said.

    Therefore, I think many teachers would prefer that you say (and

    especially write):

    It is + as + you said.

    In fact, one book says that it would be even better if you added "just":

    Last month, I visited that part of the world. The situation (it) was just

    as you said.

    (4) Yes, you are correct. Many books say that Americans often use "like"

    in this kind of sentence. But many teachers would prefer that they use

    the conjunction "as" in formal writing.

    Have a nice day!

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    Re: as/like you said

    Thanks TheParser

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