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    #1

    act as vs act like

    This word can act as a verb sometimes.
    This word can act like a verb sometimes.


    Can someone please tell me which of the above two sentences is correct?

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    #2

    Re: act as vs act like

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    This word can act as a verb sometimes.
    This word can act like a verb sometimes.


    Can someone please tell me which of the above two sentences is correct?
    "Act as a verb" is correct if you mean that the word is a verb at times.
    "Like a verb" means it's not a verb, but resembles one.

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    #3

    Re: act as vs act like

    Learn from examples:

    John works as a teacher. (He's a teacher)
    John works like a dog. (He's not a dog, it just means he works hard)

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    #4

    Re: act as vs act like

    Thanks a lot, Raymott and marciobarbalho.

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