Could you explain me the difference between like and as in the following sentences:
1. Everyone is sick at home. Our home is like a hospital.
2. During the war this hotel was used as a hospital.
4. What a beautiful house. It's like a palace.
5. Why " What a beautiful house. It's as a palace." is wrong?
6. You should have done it like this.
7. You should have done it as I showed you.
8. Why you say "As you know, it's Tom's birthday the next week."
9. Like you know, it's Tom's birthday the next week."
Are there exactly rules or I have to hear my inner voice?
Would you help em?
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