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 2
Sometimes AS and LIKE are used as conjunctions, to join two parts of a sentence.
He went to university + His father went to university gives - He went to university AS his father did.
This sentence could use LIKE instead of AS without any problems.
- He went to university LIKE his father did.
- He went to university just like his father.
In many sentences LIKE is used to make comparisons.
- You look LIKE you have seen a ghost.
Here LIKE can be replaced by AS IF or AS THOUGH.
- You look AS IF you have seen a ghost.
- You look AS THOUGH you have seen a ghost.
Some of the confusion come from the fact that LIKE is not the same as AS but the same as AS IF or AS THOUGH.
There are some sentences where AS is very similar to LIKE.
- I used salt AS you suggested.
- I used salt LIKE you suggested.
Another use of LIKE is similar to SUCH AS.
- I love sports, LIKE football.
- I love sports, SUCH AS football.
In conclusion, it is a mistake to assume AS and LIKE mean the same.
Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't.
Experience is the only way to know when they do and when they don't.