[Grammar] as and like

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hitinvo

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As and like they both have the same meaning, but i don't understand that how can we use as and like correctly in correct cases?
Please help me! thanks
 

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As and like they both have the same meaning, but i don't understand that how can we use as and like correctly in correct cases?
Please help me! thanks

Can you give us some example sentences, as it's not possible to give comprehensive "rules". :)
 

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She is late as usual.
Can i use like in this sentence?
 

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She is late, as usual.
Can i use like in this sentence?

In this context, no, although you will hear people say "She's late, like she always is!"

Note that in your sentence, a comma is required after "late".
 

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In 'late as usual', 'as' function as an adverb.
The problem with 'late like usual' is that traditionally, like is considered a preposition. Prepositions do not take adjectives as their complements.
 
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