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    #1

    alike/like

    Hello, I want to talk about two people's personalities and want to compare them.

    First, I wrote this.

    "Robb isn't like his honorable father Ned."

    Then changed into this

    "Robb isn't alike his honorable father Ned."

    But this seems to me wrong.

    At the end, I decide not to write this sentence because I think both of them are wrong.
    How can I write this sentence with like or alike?
    Thank you.

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    Re: alike/like

    Quote Originally Posted by murattopak View Post
    Hello, I want to talk about two people's personalities and want to compare them.

    First, I wrote this.

    "Robb isn't like his honorable father Ned."

    Then changed into this

    "Robb isn't alike his honorable father Ned."

    But this seems to me wrong.

    At the end, I decide not to write this sentence because I think both of them are wrong.
    How can I write this sentence with like or alike?
    Thank you.
    It would be better as: "Robb isn't as honorable as his father, Ned".

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    Re: alike/like

    The first one is OK. However, it doesn't necessarily mean Robb is not honourable. If you want to use "alike", you can say "Robb and his father Ned are not alike".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: alike/like

    What is the difference between "like" and "alike"?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: alike/like

    Look up the words here: OneLook: General dictionary sites. Come back if you have problems with the definitions you find.

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