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like vs As [#permalink]  21 Aug 2004, 16:01
Hiram plays guitar like his father does.

A. like
B. so as
c. as
d. just as
e. same as
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[#permalink]  21 Aug 2004, 16:26
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good practice question to solidify the rules for the usage of 'like' vs. 'as'
'As' being a conjunction, should be followed by a clause containing a subject and a verb.
hence it's C
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[#permalink]  21 Aug 2004, 16:55
agree with C as best with Iatoshka's explanation. D and E are just wordy.
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[#permalink]  21 Aug 2004, 19:08
nice example. I agree with the concept of 'as : a conjunction'. even B is just wordy.

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[#permalink]  21 Aug 2004, 19:39
Paul wrote:
agree with C as best with Iatoshka's explanation. D and E are just wordy.

well Kaplan 2004 says that the answer is "like" and i do not get that.I think the answer to this is "as" .Can you shed some more light ...

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[#permalink]  21 Aug 2004, 21:04
I agree with the answer given by kaplan. This is a comparison between how he plays his giutar and how his father plays his guitar. Like is more appropriate here than as.

When two things are being compared, it is alway good to use like instead of as.
As does not provide a strong comparision link
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[#permalink]  22 Aug 2004, 19:26
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Paul wrote:
agree with C as best with Iatoshka's explanation. D and E are just wordy.

well Kaplan 2004 says that the answer is "like" and i do not get that.I think the answer to this is "as" .Can you shed some more light ...

Thanks

I think this would be one of those cases when a tutor's advice would be much valued in resolving this controversy. I still stand by my answer, just b/c it's been true in the previous problems containing 'as' vs. 'like' that i've seen.
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[#permalink]  23 Aug 2004, 08:08
Got C as well. Can someone explain why A is better.
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[#permalink]  23 Aug 2004, 09:29
I got C as well. Every other text i've ever seen (including kaplan verbal workbook) says to use as rather than like in a sentance LIKE this one.

This might be a question that slipped the editors.

Is there an Official Explanation? I thought Kaplan always gave OE's for their answers?
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Re: like vs As [#permalink]  08 Apr 2014, 04:36
I'll say C. Can anyone explain choice A.
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Re: like vs As [#permalink]  06 May 2014, 00:58
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Awesome post.

As can also be used when referring to a position
eg : he works there as a janitor (position of a janitor)
he works there like a janitor (the way a janitor does)

both are correct.
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Re: like vs As [#permalink]  09 May 2014, 08:00
I also go with C

Do we have the official explanation by kaplan? Can help us to post here for clarity..

I went through the manhattan forum to find out more..

They say that 'like' cannot be used with tense verb, so

'Hiram plays guitar like his father' - Correct
'Hiram plays guitar like his father does' - Incorrect
Re: like vs As   [#permalink] 09 May 2014, 08:00
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