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.
- 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 (linking word) meaning because/while or as a comparative (as old as my father).
- 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