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Like and As

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When we want to talk about two things that are similar or the same we can use like and as.

To stop you getting confused when you use them remember these rules:


Like is used as a preposition and should be followed by a noun:

"It's hot in this room. It's like an oven!" - Both an oven and this room are hot
"She works in a hotel, like me." - We both work in a hotel.


As is used to compare something that is the same as something else, or in the same condition.
Use a subject and a verb after as.

"As I told you, the meeting started at 3pm."
"It rained all weekend as we thought it would."

Now complete the sentences with either like or as:

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  • 1 - This cocktail is disgutsing. It tastes ___ shampoo!

  • 2 - You can do ___ you like, I don't care if you come or not.

  • 3 - I've never met anyone ___ you.

  • 4 - I just heard a noise ___ a dog barking.

  • 5 - I was sure, ___ was everybody else, that you would finish first.

  • 6 - You must do it ___ this.

  • 7 - He runs ___ a horse does.

  • 8 - ___ you can imagine, we were very happy with the results.

  • 9 - Did you leave everything ___ it was?

  • 10 - She was late, ___ we all expected.