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navi tasan

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Are these sentences correct:

1-I like girls who are like Joan: intelligent.

2-I like girls like Joan: intelligent and hard-working.

3-I like girls like Joan: intelligent.

4-Cathy gives a bad name to girls like me: in service.
 
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I would rephrase 4 as: “Cathy gives a bad name to girls in service like me.”

The other sentences are all correct. However, as the word “like” is used with two different meanings in 1–3, I would suggest 1 as being better than 2 and 3 at avoiding ambiguity.

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You could also replace 'like' with 'such as' to avoid the repetition. :eek:
 

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navi tasan said:
Are these sentences correct:

1-I like girls who are like Joan: intelligent.

2-I like girls like Joan: intelligent and hard-working.

3-I like girls like Joan: intelligent.

4-Cathy gives a bad name to girls like me: in service.

I would not use a colon in that way in formal writing. It is not technically incorrect, but it is strange. In each case, the trailing words can be used as adjectives. I also would not repeat "like". "I prefer/am attracted to intelligent girls like Joan."
 
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