Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 09 Jul 2014, 20:07

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

I am still a bit confused on using like vs. as. I know with

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 08 Jun 2010
Posts: 17
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

I am still a bit confused on using like vs. as. I know with [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2010, 21:46
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions
I am still a bit confused on using like vs. as. I know with as a phrase must be followed including a subject and verb.

For example this sentence:

Every collector cherishes stories like the one about the motorcycle fan who discovered a vintage Harley-Davidson that had been custom-made for Elvis Presley...

Why is as not being used?
Director
Director
avatar
Status: Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. It's a dare. Impossible is nothing.
Affiliations: Chicago Booth Class of 2015
Joined: 26 Nov 2009
Posts: 995
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 363 [0], given: 36

GMAT Tests User
Re: Like vs. As. [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2010, 22:06
Good questions.

Every collector cherishes stories like the one about the motorcycle fan who discovered a vintage Harley-Davidson that had been custom-made for Elvis Presley...

Here stories is compared with a story [about Harley Davidson]. A logical comparison.
Like : is used to compare nouns.

E.g Lemons are like limes.

As : is used to compare clauses / actions.

My Siamese cat moved across the floor just as a lion stalking its prey moves

Here actions are compared. cat moves Vs lion moves
_________________

Please press kudos if you like my post.

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 08 Jun 2010
Posts: 17
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

Re: Like vs. As. [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2010, 13:43
Thank you so much

That is so helpful
Re: Like vs. As.   [#permalink] 09 Jun 2010, 13:43
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Super confused with SC, and looks like i am still standing cumulonimbus 3 16 Dec 2012, 21:23
7 Experts publish their posts in the topic I am confused with the use of one of . For ex : Although negative 10 18 May 2012, 08:02
1 Dear all gmat takers, I am still confused abt the yenpham9 4 24 May 2011, 21:39
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic I am a bit confused about the use of 'that' and would kukulkan 10 07 Mar 2009, 10:19
I am not improving 1 bit Tuneman 9 05 Mar 2007, 13:06
Display posts from previous: Sort by

I am still a bit confused on using like vs. as. I know with

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.