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Last Updated: May 04, 2015     Views: 0

When like means "similar to", "the same as", it is a preposition and followed by a noun, a pronoun, or -ing. As cannot be used in this way.

e.g.: What a beautiful house! It is like a palace.

Sometimes like means "for example". You can also use such as.

e.g.: Some sports, like/such as motor racing, can be dangerous.

We use as before a subject + verb, while use like followed by a noun.

e.g.: You should have done it as I showed you. 

You should have done it like this.

As can also be a preposition but the meaning is different from like. It means "in the position of", "in the form of" etc.

e.g.: A few years ago I worked as a bus driver.



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