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Unit 8.1

Comparisons with Like

Syntax

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.

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

  • Your house looks like my mother’s house.
  • This boy cleans like a robot.
  • Those student apartments look like garbage.

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

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

The structure is:
First clause + like + noun/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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