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    Cool dressed as /like

    Hello!

    Is there a difference in meaning between:

    -"he's dressed as a penguin" and "he's dressed like a penguin,"

    -"she's dressed as a nurse" and "she's dresse like a nurse". ?


    Thank you
    W

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    Re: dressed as /like

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Is there a difference in meaning between:

    -"he's dressed as a penguin" and "he's dressed like a penguin,"

    -"she's dressed as a nurse" and "she's dressed like a nurse". ?


    Thank you
    W
    My take on this is "dressed as"= disguised as. "Dressed like" = dressed as a penguin/nurse would dress.

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