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

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08 Jun 2010, 22:46
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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?

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08 Jun 2010, 23:06
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

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09 Jun 2010, 14:43
Thank you so much

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Re: Like vs. As.   [#permalink] 09 Jun 2010, 14:43
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