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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
What was the film like? (How was the film?)
What's your meal like? (How's your meal?)
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.