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    #1

    looked like/as if

    1. He looked like he had been in some strange land where age advanced at a double pace.

    2. He looked as if he had been in some strange land where age advanced at a double pace.

    Is the 'like' version AmE, whereas one with 'as if' BrE?

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    #2

    Re: looked like/as if

    Isn't it just that "like" is informal and "as if" isn't.

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    #3

    Re: looked like/as if

    Yes, that is exactly it!

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