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    Like teacher

    HI,

    Is "Like teacher, like students" correct?

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    Re: Like teacher

    In what context?

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    Re: Like teacher

    It would be understood because it follows the pattern of the fixed phrase like father, like son, but it isn't natural without a context justifying its unusual construction.
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    Re: Like teacher

    If a teacher and his students behave the same way, can I use this?

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    Re: Like teacher

    Only in a somewhat facetious or ironic way.
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    Re: Like teacher

    If two things behave in the same way, can I use this pattern "like...like" in an ironic way?

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    Re: Like teacher

    You can try it. I can't promise it will work in every situation.
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    Re: Like teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    If a teacher and his students behave the same way, can I use this?
    I think the behaviour would have to be something out of the ordinary - good or bad - for this to work.

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