Unit 8.1

Comparisons with Like

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Introduction

Like as a verb is used to express things we enjoy and take pleasure in.

The preposition like is used to make a comparison between two similar or identical things or ideas.

Form

A comparison with like usually has this structure:
Clause + like + noun/pronoun + …

The clause is made up of subject + verb.

Example

  • I sleep like a baby. 
  • You are acting like a child. 
  • She smells like a flower.
  • This boy cleans like a robot.
  • We look like our mother. 
  • You sing like angels. 
  • They are not like us.

Use

We use like to compare two things that are similar or identical.

Summary

The preposition like is used to make a comparison between two similar or identical things or ideas.

Like is placed between the first clause and a noun or a pronoun.

For example:
— “The kitchen smells like flowers.” = Like helps us to compare the smell of the kitchen and flowers.

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context.

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