Which of the following is correct?
a) Reason as an Expert does
b) Reason like an Expert
c) Reason like an Expert Does
Reason is an action. I think Reason as an expert does should be correct.
Reason like an expert is comparing an action with a person.
Kindly correct me if wrong!
You have the right idea in that 'like' compares nouns and 'as' compares clauses (which contain verbs/actions). With your options above, you left off what is really being compared - the part of the sentence before the word reason. Either like or as can be used correctly with reason.
A) I reasoned through the difficult scientific problem as an expert would [have reasoned]. Comparing clauses
B) I reason like an expert. Comparing nouns
C) XXX Can't use like with clauses
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