'as' and 'like'
We use as and like when we want to talk about the similarities between 2 things. Do you know when to use which one? Take a look at this lesson to learn more.
as + adjective + as
If we want to say that something has a quality that is the same, or not the same as another object we use as + adjective + as or as much as.
He trains as much as I do.
She’s not as skilled as her friend.
It’s as amazing as I expected.
That house as big as a castle!
If you want to say there is no difference in 2 objects, use the same as.
His car is the same as mine.
My idea is not the same as hers
like + noun
In the same way as above, like is used to show the similarity between 2 objects without an adjective.
The cat like a lion in the house.
He’s acting like leader now.
It’s like Spain but the food is a bit different
We also use like alongside sense verbs.
It looks like a bird.
It smells like a flower.
It feels like sandpaper.
as if/as though + clause
We can use as if and as though to compare real and imaginary situation.
You look as though you’ve been in the wars.
I felt as if I was dreaming.
as to connect two phrases
We can also use as to connect 2 clauses in different ways.
as = ‘because’
As I was tired I stayed at home
as = ‘while’
I spoke to him as he was leaving
as = ‘in the way that’
The weather is great, as forcasted