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    • Join Date: Aug 2007
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    same vs. alike

    Hello, it's confusing for one of my students the reason why we say "Twins look alike" and not "Twins look same", besides being a common expression and the fact that in the second one we'll have to use the definite article to be "Twins look the same" what else can I say?

    • Join Date: Oct 2006
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    Re: same vs. alike

    "the same" is one of those collocations that just have to be learned.

    It could be described as a short form for "the same way".

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