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    Like/As

    Hello, people!

    I was doing this exercise from a CAE sample paper and they had the following sentence:

    "________ so many other simple inventions, the post-it note was invented by accident."

    My original answer was AS but the answer sheet says LIKE.
    Can someone explain me why AS is incorrect in this situation? I couldn't get it.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Like/As

    It would be OK with "As with". In the absence of "with", only "like" is correct.
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