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    like me, the same as me

    Hi,

    please could you explain to me where is the point of

    She is like me.

    but
    She is the sameas me.

    Thank you.


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    #2

    Re: like me, the same as me

    Quote Originally Posted by Tapies View Post
    Hi,

    please could you explain to me where is the point of

    She is like me.

    but
    She is the sameas me.

    Thank you.
    What exactly are you asking? Do you want someone to contrast the two sentences?

    I would say that sentence two is a stronger version of number one.

    But again, as always - context is what gives these sentences meaning. If you were to consider both these sentences within two seperate contexts, each one presenting its meaning in relation to the text as a whole (and thereby having its meaning determinded by the text as a whole), sentence one could quite possibly express a stronger sense of likeness than two: if the context allowed it; however I would say, generally, that number two suggests the strongest sense of similarity.
    Last edited by colloquium; 06-Dec-2008 at 14:12.

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    #3

    Re: like me, the same as me

    I just want to know why like in the first sentence and why as in the second one.
    Thank you.


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    Re: like me, the same as me

    Quote Originally Posted by Tapies View Post
    I just want to know why like in the first sentence and why as in the second one.
    Thank you.
    As is used for comparision (eg, he's not as big as me) and like is used to mean similar to. Think of the word likeness.

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