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    Question Like/As

    Greetings!

    Would the proper word be "as" in the following sentence or "like"?

    We realized that the human resource director might have or need skills of persuasion just as the sales manager has; or the lawyer might need to have excellent organizational skills just as the accountant has.

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    Re: Like/As

    Because you are using the verb 'has', I'd use 'as'.

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    Smile Re: Like/As

    Hi tdol:

    Thank you so much! I use the Grammar Bible (by Strumpf & Douglas) but the explanation as to the grammar rule was so complicated I couldn't make heads nor tails of it. Your answer made it so simple. I really appreciate the quick reply!!

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    Re: Like/As

    You're welcome.

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