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    as and like

    As and like they both have the same meaning, but i don't understand that how can we use as and like correctly in correct cases?
    Please help me! thanks

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    Re: as and like

    Quote Originally Posted by hitinvo View Post
    As and like they both have the same meaning, but i don't understand that how can we use as and like correctly in correct cases?
    Please help me! thanks
    Can you give us some example sentences, as it's not possible to give comprehensive "rules".

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    Re: as and like

    She is late as usual.
    Can i use like in this sentence?

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    Re: as and like

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    Re: as and like

    Quote Originally Posted by hitinvo View Post
    She is late, as usual.
    Can i use like in this sentence?
    In this context, no, although you will hear people say "She's late, like she always is!"

    Note that in your sentence, a comma is required after "late".

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    Re: as and like

    In 'late as usual', 'as' function as an adverb.
    The problem with 'late like usual' is that traditionally, like is considered a preposition. Prepositions do not take adjectives as their complements.

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