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Like is a preposition. It can be followed by a noun:• "He looks like a nice guy."
...or followed by a pronoun• "I wish my husband looked like him!"
...or -ing• "It's like being 21 again!"
Like = for example• "She loves pop music, like songs by Lady Gaga and Rihanna."• "He does so much for us, like the shopping and driving us to our son's."
In sentences like these, you could also use such as:• "She likes pop music, such as songs by Lady Gaga and Rihanna."...but this sounds more formal.
Both like and as are used in comparisons.Compare like and as in these sentences:• "You look like someone I know." (like + noun)• "You look as happy as Larry." (as + adjective + as)
As can be a preposition, but the meaning is different to like. It means "in the role of".
Compare these two sentences:• "She has found a job as an editor at a magazine." (= in the role of) • "She's always correcting me. She's like a teacher!" (= similar to)
Now try the exercise on the next page.
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