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    #1

    As or like?

    When I should use As? When I should use Like? What's the difference?

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    #2

    Re: As or like?

    Hello.

    First of all, you should look them up in a dictionary. It's a good one (Onelook.com)
    Secondly, you should write several examples and we'll check them.
    As a result, you'll understand the difference .

    Not a teacher nor native speaker.
    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: As or like?

    The major difference is that "like" is frowned upon by many as a conjunction. It is accepted universally as a preposition. "As" is accepted as either.

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    #4

    Re: As or like?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****

    Hello, Nisa Hawkins:

    As you can imagine, your excellent question cannot be answered in a short post like this one. ("one" = short post) If you want to use those words as well-educated native speakers do ("do" = use those words), you will have to carefully study your books. Then you will soon be using those words like a well-educated native speaker.


    James

    P.S. Please notice that USUALLY a verb (such as "can imagine" or "do") follows as and that a noun or pronoun (such as "this one" or "well-educated native speaker") follows like.
    Last edited by TheParser; 02-Aug-2014 at 12:56. Reason: I forgot the disclaimer. Very sorry.

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