Both my directors are non-native english speakers.
I was trying to find a way to explain the difference between the usage of 'like' and 'as' to them.
Can anyone tell me where to access this information?
as + (if) + subject + verb
EX: He looks as if you could eat a bear.
EX: Do as I do.
With like, there is often a stronger suggestion that the following clause is true. For example, the sentence The teachers treat her like she has real talent is not exactly equivalent to The teachers treat her as if she had real talent. The sentence using as if implies that her talent could be in doubt. Source