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# Like vs As

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16 Jun 2005, 05:23
Anybody has a good explanation (or a link to an explanation) of when to use AS and when to use Like for comparisons or for clauses?
Much appreciated.
If you have any questions
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16 Jun 2005, 10:45
LIKE is used to compare equal things specially nouns.

As is used to comapre actions.

He is as tall as I am.

Like cycles, scooters have 2 wheels.

hope it explains.

But go to this website and learn as much as you can

http://cctc.commnet.edu/grammar/index2.htm
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16 Jun 2005, 11:38
riteshgupta1 wrote:

sweet, thanks a lot!
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06 May 2014, 01:58
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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.
Re: Like vs As   [#permalink] 06 May 2014, 01:58
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