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    • Join Date: Feb 2007
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    #1

    Post like?

    I've ft the found out I'm not sure about the correct usage of like/as/such as. For instance:

    1. he gave Paul many important teachings becoming like a master to him
    or
    he gave Paul many important teachings becoming a master to him?

    2. he behaved like/as he had never reached the great fame he had.....

    3. he had to accept proposals he har repeatedly refused in the past like/such as/as participating in the SUmmer Festival



    THANKS A LOT



    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    #2

    Re: like?

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie2007 View Post
    I've ft the found out I'm not sure about the correct usage of like/as/such as. For instance:

    1. He gave Paul many important teachings becoming like a master to him
    or
    he gave Paul many important teachings becoming a master to him?
    "He taught Paul many important things/lessons, becoming like a master to him" - This would be a better phrasing. If you wish to keep your own, then insert a comma after "teachings" in the first example. The second is incorrect.


    2. he behaved like/as he had never reached the great fame he had..... "as though"

    3. he had to accept proposals he har repeatedly refused in the past like/such as/as participating in the SUmmer Festival "like" or "such as" could both be used. Insert a comma after "past"



    THANKS A LOT

    I would avoid "like" if you possibly can, except where it is absolutely clear that something is similar to something else : "His music is like Mozart's".


    • Join Date: Feb 2007
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    #3

    Re: like?

    another doubt:

    she often felt (like) being a privilegée

    ??????
    thankyou

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