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svivekanandarajah said:
WHERE CAN WE USE LIKE AND AS

There are many uses for both words. For now, I will assume that you are asking about using "like" as a conjunction. Most grammarians will tell you that "like" should never be used as a conjunction. The conjunction for those types of comparisons should be "as" or "as if".

Like can be a preposition. It therefore can take an object:

That pear tastes like an apple.
John looks like his father.

However, like shouldn't take a clause.

[incorrect] He plays golf like he was playing baseball.
[correct] He plays golf as if he were playing baseball.

[incorrect] Winston tastes good, like a ciagrette should.
[correct] Winston tastes good, as a cigarette should.

Does that answer your question?
 
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