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    uses of like!

    in the question 'what is the weather like?' what is the grammatical term for the word like in this sentence? and how do you explain its different from like as in i like chocolate! thankyou

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    Lightbulb Re: uses of like!

    Quote Originally Posted by frannie View Post
    in the question 'what is the weather like?' what is the grammatical term for the word like in this sentence? and how do you explain its different from like as in i like chocolate! thankyou
    like in I like chocolate is a (transitive) verb while in " What's the weather like?" is the preposition.

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    Re: uses of like!

    Quote Originally Posted by frannie View Post
    in the question 'what is the weather like?' what is the grammatical term for the word like in this sentence? and how do you explain its different from like as in i like chocolate! thankyou
    The expression 'What like?' is used to ask about people's reactions to things, in the same way as 'How?':


    What was the film like? (How was the film?)

    What's your meal like? (How's your meal?)
    like grammar

    What is the weather like? = How is the weather?

    In my opinion to be like is a verbal construction and it cannot be taken separately. I am not sure, though.

    The word like might be an adverbial as well.

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