You are given a block of text which explains the theory of this concept.
Once you have read the theory, do the exercises given below to test how well you have understood the ideas.
How to do the Exercises:
You are given a set of words.
You are also given some sentences with input boxes, and you are required to use the words to complete the sentences correctly.
You can put your chosen word into the input box by first clicking on the word and then in the input box.
The word will appear in the input box.
If it is correct, it will go green, and if not, it will go red.
PET - AS, LIKE 1
The words AS and LIKE have very similar meanings in some structures but very different meanings in others.
This can cause some confusion.
AS and LIKE are often used to compare actions or situations.
- He sings LIKE a professional.
This means he sounds like, but isn't, a professional.
Here AS cannot be used intead of LIKE bceause AS is only used for jobs or functions.
- He works AS a waiter.
This means he is a waiter, not that he resembles one.
A common sentence in English is:
- I have been working LIKE a dog.
This means I have been working very hard, because dogs work hard.
If LIKE was replaced by AS, the sentence would be:
- I have been working AS a dog.
This means I have been doing exactly what a dog does, which doesn't make sense.
A common use of AS is in comparisons.
- He is AS big AS his brother.
AS big AS means the same size.
In this construction, AS connot be replaced by LIKE.
When used for comparisons, Like means SIMILAR TO and AS means IN THE SAME WAY.