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    She was a rich woman and she looked it.

    She was a rich woman and she looked it. (A Dictionary of Answers to Common Questions in English, page 715)
    Can I say: She was a rich woman and she looked like it?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #2

    Re: She was a rich woman and she looked it.

    What is the context?

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    #3

    Re: She was a rich woman and she looked it.

    sitifan, if that was the answer to a 'common question', what was the question?

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    #4

    Re: She was a rich woman and she looked it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    sitifan, if that was the answer to a 'common question', what was the question?
    The original question is about the personal pronoun it. The author replies in Chinese that the use of it in the sentence in question is correct.
    My question is as follows: Can I add the preposition like to the original sentence?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #5

    Re: She was a rich woman and she looked it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    What is the context?
    The sentence is listed under the entry it. The author replies in Chinese that it means a rich woman here.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #6

    Re: She was a rich woman and she looked it.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    She was a rich woman and she looked it. (A Dictionary of Answers to Common Questions in English, page 715)
    Can I say: She was a rich woman and she looked like it?
    If you look like something you look similar to it. Perhaps:

    She was a rich woman, and she looked the part.

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    Re: She was a rich woman and she looked it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    If you look like something you look similar to it. Perhaps:

    She was a rich woman, and she looked the part.
    What does she looked the part mean?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    #8

    Re: She was a rich woman and she looked it.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    The sentence is listed under the entry it. The author replies in Chinese that it means a rich woman here.
    I would take "it" to mean "rich", not "a rich woman".
    You can say, "She was a rich woman, and she looked like one."

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    #9

    Re: She was a rich woman and she looked it.

    "Look the part" is a common expression. In this case it means the individual gave the impression of being a rich woman (which she was).

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    #10

    Re: She was a rich woman and she looked it.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    Can I say: She was a rich woman and she looked like it?
    I am not a teacher.

    Has anyone actually answered your original question? I would say, yes.

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