Like vs As

LIKE and AS are both used in English to say that things or similar.  However, there is a difference between LIKE and AS.

USE like before a noun or a pronoun.

Examples:

  • He looks like his father.
  • The book is like the film.
  • She is just like her mother.  Very friendly.

COMMON EXPRESSIONS WITH LIKE
look like, feel like, smell like, sound like, taste like, eat like a bird (eat little), eat like a horse (eat a lot), fit like a glove (fit well)

USE as before a subject + verb, as conjunction meaning because/while or as a comparative (as old as my father).

Examples:

  • (Conjunction meaning while) She wrote notes as the teacher explained the lesson.
  • (Conjunction meaning because) She went to sleep as she was tired.
  • (Comparative) He isn’t as intelligent as his father.
  • (Subject + verb) He died as he lived, fighting.

COMMON EXPRESSIONS WITH AS
as usual, as soon as possible, as you know, as I said, as you can see

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Like vs As

Choose LIKE or AS to complete the gaps in the sentences.

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______ the weather was fine, we went to the beach.

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Try to be _____ happy as you can be.

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Hmm! It smells ____ someone is baking a cake!

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You can't drive as fast _____ you want.

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Does Twix ice-cream taste _____ Twix chocolate?

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______ you know, there is no lesson next Monday.

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I've been working _______ a dog this week.

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Are you hungry? Yes, I feel ______ a hamburger.

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I worked ______ a waiter while I was travelling.

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She didn't do the exercises _____ she had no time.

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______ I said, the shop is closed. You can't come in.

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The meeting will be on Monday, _____ usual.

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I have become very fat. I look ______ an elephant!

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He is so slow. He walks ______ a snail.

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We can leave _______ soon as you ______.

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She doesn't have a big apetite. She eats ______ a bird.

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This exercise isn't difficult. It's ____ easy _____ cake.

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She's so fast, she runs ________ the wind.

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She had quite a surprise. She was _____ white as a ghost.

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The meeting will be on Monday, _____ usual.

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He really looks ______ his father.

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We can leave _______ soon as you ______.

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How did you sleep? _____ a baby!

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When do you want me to go? ____ soon _____ possible.

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What is this music? It sounds _____ Beethoven.

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How do you do it? Just ______ this.

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A room without books is _____ a body without a soul. (Cicero)

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He smokes _____ a chimney.

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I'm so tired. I think I will sleep ____ a baby tonight!

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He uses the living room _______ a bedroom.

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