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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #116588: As if, like and as
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Frequent mistakes | Conjunctions | Linking words | Find the word [Change theme]
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    As if, like and as


    As if:

     

    We use as if to make comparisons.

    We use as if to talk about an imaginary situation that may not be true but that is likely or possible.

    -It looks as if they've had a shock.

    Like:

    In informal English, like can be used in a similar way to as if, though it is not always considered correct in formal contexts.

    -It felt like it could snow at any minute.

    As:

    We use as with a noun to refer to the role or purpose of a person or thing.

    -I worked as a waiter when I was a student. Most of us did.

    NOT: I worked like a waiter......

    We don't use as + noun to mean "similar to". We use like + noun.

    -It's almost like a real beach, but it's actually artificial.

    NOT: It's almost as a real beach .......

     



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    1. He has been working a driver for over 30 years.

    2. Treat others you wish them to treat you.

    3. Mary is her sister, they have the same blue eyes.

    4. It seems she hasn't slept for days.

    5. She has such a beautiful voice. She can sing a bird.

    6. we were about to leave the house, the rain got heavier.

    7. On Mondays I always feel going fishing in the river.

    8. He is treated an equal by everyone despite his handicap.

    9. On our trip we will visit cities Melbourne and Sydney.

    10. He looks he knows the answer to everything.









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