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    as/like

    Which are correct:

    1) He cooks food like he does everything else: with passion.

    2) He cooks food as he does everything else: with passion.

    3) He cleans his car like he cleans his kitchen. He does both very slowly and meticulously.

    4) He cleans his car as he cleans his kitchen. He does both very slowly and meticulously.

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    #2

    Re: as/like

    What do you think, Navi? Which would you use?

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    #3

    Re: as/like

    Thank you very much, Jutfrank,

    I would use the ones with 'like' if I was speaking. Those sound natural.
    But I think in formal English '2' would be correct and '1' wouldn't be.
    On the other hand, I think '3 would be correct in formal English and '4' wouldn't be.

    So if you have an auxiliary verb (such as 'do'), use 'as' in formal English and 'like' in informal English.
    If you have a proper verb, use 'like'.

    That was my 'theory'. I was testing it.

    Gratefully,
    Navi.

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