Amy takes care of the children in the same way as a mother does.
Is the above sentence wrong?
I always thought that the care of Amy is rightfully compared to a mother and is parallel.
Are there any exceptions?
Sorry if it's a basic question.
That's correct. You do not use "like" - it's only used when comparing nouns. Here, the comparison is for the action verb "takes care".
Amy takes care...the same way as a mother [takes care]
You still are comparing Amy and Mother, but the basis is on what they are doing - which is taking care of children.
You can replace the bracket by [does] in order to abbreviate and shorten - that's okay.
Thanks for the reply.
So "like" cannot be used here because it can only compare nouns.
I will remember that..