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Comparisons with Like

Introduction

Like [1] as a verb is used to express things we enjoy and take pleasure in.

The preposition like [1] is used to make a comparison between two similar or identical things or ideas.

Form

A comparison with like [1] usually has this structure:
Clause + like + noun/pronoun + …

The clause is made up of subject + verb.

Example

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

Use

We use like [1] to compare two things that are similar or identical.

Summary

The preposition like [1] 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 [1] 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.