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    #1

    as you like

    1-It is cold as you like.
    2-It is as cold as you like.

    3-It is cold, as you like.

    4-It is cold, as you like them.

    I think the first two are correct and mean the same.

    In '3' and '4', 'as you like (them)' is non-restrictive. You like them cold and it is cold.
    In '1' and '2', 'as you like' is restrictive. We are saying how cold they are.


    I do not think '3' works.


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    Navi.

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    #2

    Re: as you like

    Sorry, navi – none of them makes sense.

    In 1, 2 and 3 are you talking about the weather?

    What are you referring to in 4? 'It' and 'them' don't work in the same sentence.

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    #3

    Re: as you like

    If you're talking about the weather, we would say something like "It's cold, just how you like it".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: as you like

    What should I say if we're talking about a soft drink?
    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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    #5

    Re: as you like

    Thank you all very much.

    Yes, actually I was thinking of a drink or something of the sort, not the weather.


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    #6

    Re: as you like

    4 could work as a slightly odd sentence for drinks. 2 would work if you could adjust the temperature of the drink to taste.

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