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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #110532: As... Like... As if/ as though...
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    As... Like... As if/ as though...

    1)     LIKE + noun or pronoun = a ressemblance between people or objects.

    -  Your daughter isn't blond and blue-eyed like her father... She's more like you!

     description of a person, an object, a place :

    -  What's your car like? It's big, white... and it's brand new!

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

    -  I really feel like having a good rest.




    2)  AS  + clause  (subject + verb) and  AS + preposition.

    -  It all happened as in a real nightmare. 

    -  As he told you, he's never late.

    -  Do as you're told, and don't discuss, please!

      To express these last two sentences, in the United States, you will hear ‘Like he told you' or :  Do like you're told'. These expressions are not considered as correct in British English and for European exams... Avoid 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.)

     * in front of a title or a profession:

          -   As a doctor, he ordered you to stop smoking because of your asthma... 

     *     the verb: 'to regard' (passive voice)  = followed by ‘as'.

     -  Alexander Graham Bell is regarded as the inventor of the telephone.




           3) AS IF/AS THOUGH = used after look, seem and feel to express an impression.

           -  He looks as if he's having a good time!

             *  or  modal preterite indicating a supposition;

           -  He behaves as if he were the boss (implies that he isn't = unreal mode).





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    1. Really, there are very few people you... and that's why you're my best friend!
    2. You must really do the doctor told you. Follow his advice, and you will be fine.
    3. He's going to work English guide during the summer holiday.
    4. Look at Bob eating his meal... He looks he were starving!
    5. Behave real brother and help her out of this situation...

    6. Jerry doesn't feel coming to my party... Try to persuade him!
    7. It looks a storm is going to break out. Let's hurry home!
    8. 'I'm the boss', my father used to say...
    9. She can be regarded very trustworthy person... You may follow her advice.
    10. 'I wanna be you! I wanna walk you, talk you!' Baloo sang in The Jungle Book, 10. 'I wanna be like you! I wanna walk like you, talk like you ! ' Baloo sang in The Jungle Book, but he remained he had been raised...


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