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    such as I am, like me

    Once I heard that such as is exactly the same as like.

    The learners such as I am always make mistakes.
    A learner like me always makes mistakes.

    Are these sentences both correct and
    is it possible to exchange such as and like in the twos?
    Last edited by e2e4; 09-Jul-2008 at 11:43.

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    Re: such as I am, like me

    Such great links!

    After all I've read in the links seems as though there is scarcely a way to strictly say either, 'it is correct' or 'it is incorrect'.
    The things have been flowing among those two statements (limits) all the time and particularly seemed to be close to one of them at a time, but hardly to represent the definite truth in answering the question about the grammar points and the usage of the twos. The language is a high-flown to be taken under complete control. Also there is maybe no need for such exactness as in mathematics when we usally first say about the domain at which we apply (analyse) some function and a several strict conditions (clauses, limitations or so) under which we do it, for example.


    In addition I dare to say I am close to guys which stay by that that there exist slightly different differences in such different cases.
    I am not sure you can get me right for my poor english. In other words the thing with such as , as, like flowing much and the usage depends on each particular case.

    The one who told me such as=like probably though it could be too much for me to take care about the slight differences because of the level I am at and maybe there is no need for, it isn't my bread etc.,
    There is a very low probability for me to run into someone in the street who would point at the wrong use of the twos and by me, a learner of english, and specially here in Bosnia.
    But concerning my nature which is a problem all the time I must continue
    asking you at least is it possible to use

    such as with me

    A learner such as me...

    And of course I would like to see a few examples using as, such as, like but with I am and me.
    And there will be no any either a single fire, or crossing fire or ricochets, I promise. ( but this time only, )
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    Re: such as I am, like me

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    ... is it possible to use

    such as with me

    A learner such as me...
    Is it possible? Yes. People do it. Is it considered grammatical? No, at least not in the traditional sense.

    Examples of learner such as me: click

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4
    ... I would like to see a few examples using as, such as, like but with I am and me.
    Do you mean, a learner + as/such as/like I am/me? If so, and if not, let me introduce you to Google as well as a fabulous tool called a concordancer, concordancer - Google Search

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    Re: such as I am, like me

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Is it possible? Yes. People do it. Is it considered grammatical? No, at least not in the traditional sense. Thanks.

    Examples of learner such as me: click
    Do you mean, a learner + as/such as/like I am/me? If so, and if not, let me introduce you to Google as well as a fabulous tool called a concordancer, concordancer - Google Search
    Right now, I am eating my tongue!


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    Re: such as I am, like me

    Would you like "some fava beans and a nice chianti" with that?

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    Re: such as I am, like me

    E2e4, I am confused. What do you mean by "the twos"?


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    Re: such as I am, like me

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    The learners such as I am always make mistakes.
    A learner like me always makes mistakes.
    Are these sentences both correct and is it possible to exchange such as and like in the twos?
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    E2e4, I am confused. What do you mean by "the twos"?
    I think he means the two example sentences.

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    #9

    Re: such as I am, like me

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    I think he means the two example sentences.
    OK.


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    Re: such as I am, like me

    Hey guys are you going to tell me the twos wasn't right? Or maybe you both didn't know the word? Or you are taking me in?
    Last edited by e2e4; 10-Jul-2008 at 16:14.

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