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    Like/Unlike

    I have questions on "like/unlike". Can you help me?

    Tom is not tall, like David.
    Question: Is David tall?

    Tom is not tall, unlike Brian.
    Question: Is Brian tall?

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    Re: Like/Unlike

    Welcome to the forum.

    What is the source of your questions? Where did you find them?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Like/Unlike

    Thanks!
    I have always been confused when people make a negative statement, followed by like/unlike. That is why I asked the questions.

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    Re: Like/Unlike

    Quote Originally Posted by lxj034000 View Post
    I have always been confused when people make a negative statement followed by "like."
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Lxj:

    I thought that you would like the following information:

    1. I don't smoke, like Jane. (Jane smokes.)
    2. Like Mary, I don't smoke. (Mary does not smoke.)


    Source: Michael Swan, Practical English Usage (1995 edition).

    Therefore, maybe:

    3. Tom is not tall, like David. (David is tall.)

    4. Like David, Tom is not tall. (David is not tall.)



    James
    Last edited by TheParser; 09-Nov-2014 at 22:25. Reason: punctuation

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