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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #108040: Like - As - and others...
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    Like - As - and others...

          SIMILARITIES :



    1)  LIKE = a preposition + noun or pronoun ;  then, it often expresses a ressemblance between people or objects.

    ex: He isn’t dark-haired like your fatherHe’s more like you!

    -  used for a  description :

    ex: What’s your car like? It’s small and blue… and it’s brand new!


    - used in the expression : to feel like + gerund: to crave for...

    ex: I really feel like drinking a nice cup of strong coffee! 


    2)  AS conjunction + clause  (subject + verb).

    ex: As he told you, he’s never late.

    ex: Do as you’re told, and don’t discuss, please!


      To express these two sentences, in the United States, you will hear :  ‘Like he told you’ or :  ‘Do like you’re told’. These expressions are still not considered as correct in British English and for European examsAvoid them at all cost (but you must know them !). (Do not get used to employing them as long as you have exams to take or important speeches to deliver for international business or sciences.)


    - used in front of a title or a profession:

         ex: As a doctor, he ordered you to stop smoking because of your asthma… 


    - the verbs : ’to regard’, ‘to consider’  are followed by ‘as’.

    ex: He’s considered as the best pianist of his generation.


    3)  SIMILAR (+ TO) = adjectif whether epithet or attribute:

    ex: Don’t worry ! His opinions are similar to yours…


    4) Pay attention to the expressions: ‘the same… as’/ ‘not the same… as’.

    ex: Don’t you think he has exactly the same eyes as his mother’s? 




    Though it's very easy, this test is long...  Please, do not hesitate to have a pause (and save your work) as soon as you feel less concentrated! You can do it!


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    her parents, Lisa is very good at languages. She has learnt Swedish her mother and English, she knows it's spoken everywhere ... she doesn't want to be regarded a snob, she has refused to learn Japanese. She didn't feel having to memorize all the ideograms, and worse, having to learn how to pronounce them : she preferred to choose Spanish at school. She thinks that it's quite Portuguese, but I couldn't tell about that, even if I wanted to... she told me, it was easy for her to learn Spanish, because she thinks this language has the same roots Latin, which she's very good at.
    a teacher I wouldn't recommend to any student the study of languages which are quite similar... but it is often said, very young people perfectly manage not to mix the different languages they were taught toddlers (very young children) ... I've seen and heard Lisa speaking Swedish like her mom, Danish her cousin, and English like her dad. She didn't mix them all... Errr... Well! At least, a witness to the conversation, I could understand her English very well!.

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